how to pronounce failing


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failing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… know here's what you're failing and so …”

meanings of failing


  1. Present participle of fail.


  1. Weakness; defect.


  1. If the preferred or prior option is not possible.


  1. A surname​.

failing frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word failing occurs in english on average 17.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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