how to pronounce crippling


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the above transcription of crippling 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.

crippling is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… common a crippling amount of student …”

meanings of crippling


  1. State of being crippled; lameness.
  2. Spars or timbers set up as a support against the side of a building.


  1. Present participle of cripple.


  1. That cripples or incapacitates.

crippling frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word crippling occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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