how to pronounce drifting


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the above transcription of drifting 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.

drifting is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in the ocean they're drifting along …”

meanings of drifting


  1. That which drifts.
  2. A driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner.
  3. The act by which something drifts.


  1. Moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces.
  2. Without direction, focus, or goal.


  1. Present participle of drift.

drifting frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word drifting occurs in english on average 5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

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