how to pronounce housing


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housing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in a low-income housing structure and we …”

meanings of housing


  1. The activity of enclosing something or providing a residence for someone.
  2. A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.
  3. A mechanical component's container or covering.
  4. A houseline.
  5. A niche for a statue.
  6. An appendage to the harness or collar of a harness.
  7. The space taken out of one solid to admit the insertion of part of another, such as the end of one timber in the side of another.
  8. That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
  9. Residences, collectively.


  1. Present participle of house.

housing frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word housing occurs in english on average 30.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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