how to pronounce cooking


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the above transcription of cooking 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.

cooking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… skills whatsoever no cooking no cleaning …”

meanings of cooking


  1. The style or genre of food preparation.
  2. The result of preparing food by using heat.
  3. An instance of preparing food by using heat.
  4. The process of preparing food by using heat.
  5. One's ability to prepare food; cookery.


  1. In progress, happening.


  1. Present participle of cook.

cooking frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word cooking occurs in english on average 79.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cooking can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cooking can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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