how to pronounce drowning


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the above transcription of drowning 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.

drowning is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to swear off of drowning I had an eight …”

meanings of drowning


  1. Present participle of drown.


  1. An instance of a person or animal drowning.

drowning frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word drowning occurs in english on average 6.3 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.

words that rhyme with drowning


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