how to pronounce dressing


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dressing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i was in my dressing room i was playing …”

meanings of dressing


  1. A sauce, especially a cold one for salads.
  2. The activity of getting dressed.
  3. The process of extracting metals or other valuable components from minerals.
  4. Something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc.
  5. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
  6. The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
  7. An ornamental finish, such as a moulding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling.
  8. Castigation; scolding; a dressing down.
  9. Material applied to a wound for protection or therapy.
  10. Gum, starch, etc., used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.


  1. Present participle of dress.

dressing frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word dressing occurs in english on average 26.2 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.

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