how to pronounce hammering


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the above transcription of hammering 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.

hammering is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… pan for a turkey hammering it down to …”

meanings of hammering


  1. A heavy defeat.
  2. A dented appearance on silverware, produced by successive blows of a hammer.
  3. A period of being beaten or hammered.


  1. Present participle of hammer.

hammering frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hammering occurs in english on average 1.9 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.

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