how to pronounce coughing


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the above transcription of coughing 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.

coughing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… laughing coughing kinda trying to …”

meanings of coughing


  1. Present participle of cough.


  1. A cough; the act of coughing.

coughing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word coughing occurs in english on average 5.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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