how to pronounce irritating


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the above transcription of irritating 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.

irritating is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… which can be irritating nicotine salt …”

meanings of irritating


  1. Stimulating or exciting a response.
  2. Causing irritation, annoyance or pain.


  1. Present participle of irritate.

irritating frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word irritating occurs in english on average 6.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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