how to pronounce holding


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The above transcription of holding 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.

holding is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… me like feet okay holding it beside the …”

meanings of holding


  1. Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.
  2. A holding company, or other kind of company (by back-translation from Russian холдинг (xolding)).
  3. A determination of law made by a court.
  4. That which holds, binds, or influences.
  5. Logic; consistency.
  6. The burden or chorus of a song.
  7. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.


  1. Present participle of hold.


  1. A surname​.

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