how to pronounce keeping


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keeping is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… but their record at keeping the peace is …”

meanings of keeping


  1. Conformity or harmony.
  2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
  3. Charge or care.


  1. Present participle of keep.

keeping frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word keeping occurs in english on average 88.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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