how to pronounce failing


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

The above transcription of failing 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.

failing is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of failing

example pitch curve for pronunciation of failing


test your pronunciation of failing

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of failing

video examples of failing pronunciation

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​.

Did this page help you?