how to pronounce diving


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diving is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i'm not sure we're diving in or diving …”

meanings of diving


  1. The action of the verb to dive in any sense.
  2. Descending below the surface of the water to interact with the environment.
  3. The act of pretending to be tripped or brought to the ground by an opposition player in order to secure a undeserved penalty.
  4. The sport of jumping into water, often acrobatically.


  1. Present participle of dive.


  1. That or who dives or dive.

diving frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word diving occurs in english on average 7.2 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.

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