how to pronounce compelling


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The above transcription of compelling is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

compelling is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of compelling in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… which is a super compelling idea but for …”

meanings of compelling


  1. Forceful.
  2. Strongly or irresistibly evoking interest or attention.


  1. Present participle of compel.


  1. An act of compulsion; an obliging somebody to do something.

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