how to pronounce holding


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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​.

holding frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word holding occurs in english on average 74.9 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 holding 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 holding can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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