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.

drilling frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word drilling occurs in english on average 4.6 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 drilling 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 drilling can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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