how to pronounce firing


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the above transcription of firing 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.

firing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… jobs kept firing me and sex work was the …”

meanings of firing


  1. The discharge of a gun or other weapon.
  2. The act of adding fuel to a fire.
  3. The fuel for a fire.
  4. The process of applying heat or fire, especially to clay etc to produce pottery.
  5. Cauterization.
  6. The dismissal of someone from a job.


  1. Present participle of fire.

firing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word firing occurs in english on average 8.2 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 firing 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 firing can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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