how to pronounce drilling


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The above transcription of drilling 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.

drilling is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… cropped out 51,000 drilling and refining …”

meanings of drilling


  1. A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton; drill.
  2. A long firearm with three (or rarely, four) barrels.
  3. Act of drilling.


  1. Present participle of drill.

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