how to pronounce grooming


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the above transcription of grooming 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.

grooming is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and he owns John Smith's Pet Grooming up …”

meanings of grooming


  1. Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing.
  2. In agile software development, the reviewing and prioritization of items in the development backlog.
  3. The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work.
  4. The act of gaining the trust of a minor with the intention of luring them into an abusive sexual relationship.
  5. The practice of primates picking through the hair of others, looking for insects etc.
  6. Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.


  1. Present participle of groom.

grooming frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word grooming occurs in english on average 2.9 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 grooming 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 grooming can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with grooming


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