how to pronounce hitchhiking


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the above transcription of hitchhiking 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.

hitchhiking is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… china by hitchhiking um by hitchhiking …”

meanings of hitchhiking


  1. Present participle of hitchhike.


  1. A form of evolution caused by genetic drift.

hitchhiking frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hitchhiking occurs in english on average 0.4 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 hitchhiking 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 hitchhiking can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to hitchhiking


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