how to pronounce kidding


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the above transcription of kidding 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.

kidding is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… after 27 years i'm kidding yeah it seems …”

meanings of kidding


  1. The act of a goat giving birth.
  2. The action of the verb kid.


  1. Present participle of kid.

kidding frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word kidding occurs in english on average 18 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 kidding 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 kidding can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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