how to pronounce following


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the above transcription of following 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.

following is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… it me Twitter I'll be following along …”

meanings of following


  1. About to be specified.
  2. Coming next, either in sequence or in time.
  3. Blowing in the direction of travel.


  1. Vocation; business; profession.
  2. A thing or things to be mentioned immediately after.
  3. A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.


  1. After, subsequent to.


  1. Present participle of follow.

following frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word following occurs in english on average 182.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

4) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with following


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