how to pronounce kicking


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the above transcription of kicking 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.

kicking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… not all of them are kicking a few are …”

meanings of kicking


  1. Alive, active (especially in the phrase alive and kicking).
  2. Actively ongoing and enjoyable.
  3. Terrific, great (of clothes) smart, fashionable.


  1. The action of the verb to kick.
  2. A violent assault involving repeated kicks.
  3. A great loss or defeat; licking.


  1. Present participle of kick.

kicking frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word kicking occurs in english on average 16.1 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 kicking 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 kicking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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