how to pronounce grinding


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the above transcription of grinding 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.

grinding is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… is it a country of grinding exploitation …”

meanings of grinding


  1. A form of dance in which two people rub their bodies together.
  2. The action of grinding together or crushing into small particles.
  3. Repeatedly performing the same quest or similar in-game activity in order to amass points or wealth.


  1. Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.
  2. Hard and tedious.


  1. Present participle of grind.

grinding frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word grinding occurs in english on average 3.4 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 grinding 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 grinding can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with grinding


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