how to pronounce happening


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the above transcription of happening 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.

happening is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… was the kind of happening and so most of …”

meanings of happening


  1. Trendy, up-to-the-minute.
  2. Busy, lively; vibrant, dynamic; fashionable.


  1. Something that happens.
  2. A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation.


  1. Present participle of happen.

happening frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word happening occurs in english on average 65.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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