how to pronounce greeting


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the above transcription of greeting 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.

greeting is pronounced in two syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of greeting


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

“… hear about the the greeting card that …”

meanings of greeting


  1. A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a person's arrival or presence.
  2. The action of the verb to greet.


  1. Present participle of greet.

greeting frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word greeting occurs in english on average 8.3 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.

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