how to pronounce descending


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The above transcription of descending 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.

descending is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… then police descending on the area …”

meanings of descending


  1. Ordered such that each element is less than or equal to the previous element.
  2. That causes a sequence to follow a descending order.


  1. Present participle of descend.


  1. A descent.

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