how to pronounce crying


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the above transcription of crying 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.

crying is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… video games and drinking and crying no …”

meanings of crying


  1. That deserves rebuke or censure.
  2. That cries.
  3. That demands action or attention.


  1. The act of one who cries; a weeping or shouting.


  1. Present participle of cry.

crying frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word crying occurs in english on average 40.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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