how to pronounce crossing


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crossing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… what do you oh you're double-crossing me …”

meanings of crossing


  1. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed.
  2. The act by which terrain or a road etc. is crossed.
  3. The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it.
  4. A voyage across a body of water.
  5. A pair of intersecting edges.
  6. Movement into a crossed position.
  7. A pair of parallel lines printed on a cheque.
  8. An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross.


  1. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.


  1. Present participle of cross.

crossing frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word crossing occurs in english on average 16.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with crossing


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