how to pronounce hearing


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the above transcription of hearing 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.

hearing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… higher than human hearing when you'll be …”

meanings of hearing


  1. A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
  2. A scolding.
  3. The sense used to perceive sound.
  4. A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
  5. The act by which something is heard.


  1. Able to hear.


  1. Present participle of hear.

hearing frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word hearing occurs in english on average 61.9 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.

words that rhyme with hearing


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