how to pronounce gaping


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the above transcription of gaping 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.

gaping is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… always just a gaping hole in the field …”

meanings of gaping


  1. The act of one who gapes.
  2. Something gaping; something agape.


  1. Present participle of gape.


  1. Wide open.

gaping frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word gaping occurs in english on average 2.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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