how to pronounce kidnapping


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kidnapping is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… international kidnapping the september …”

meanings of kidnapping


  1. Present participle of kidnap.


  1. The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.

kidnapping frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word kidnapping occurs in english on average 3.3 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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