how to pronounce hugging


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the above transcription of hugging 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.

hugging is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… I'm down there hugging that dog kissing …”

meanings of hugging


  1. Present participle of hug.


  1. The act of giving a hug.

hugging frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hugging occurs in english on average 4.3 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.

words that rhyme with hugging


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