how to pronounce embarrassing


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the above transcription of embarrassing 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.

embarrassing is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… musings all the embarrassing things and …”

meanings of embarrassing


  1. Present participle of embarrass.


  1. The action of the verb to embarrass; embarrassment.


  1. Causing embarrassment; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable shame or self-consciousness.

embarrassing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word embarrassing occurs in english on average 12 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to embarrassing


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