how to pronounce humming


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the above transcription of humming 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.

humming is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… is humming along nicely it's estimated …”

meanings of humming


  1. Present participle of hum.


  1. The sound of something that hums; a hum.

humming frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word humming occurs in english on average 3.1 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.

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