how to pronounce cracking


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the above transcription of cracking 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.

cracking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… but the kremlin has been cracking down …”

meanings of cracking


  1. The thermal decomposition of a substance, especially that of crude petroleum in order to produce petrol / gasoline.
  2. The formation of cracks on a surface.
  3. The production of a crack sound.


  1. Great.
  2. Enjoyable.
  3. That cracks; that produces a sharp sound as of something splitting or breaking.


  1. Very, usually associated with praise.


  1. Present participle of crack.

cracking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word cracking occurs in english on average 7.8 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.

topics cracking 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 cracking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

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