how to pronounce killing


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the above transcription of killing 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.

killing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… uh in the police killing of uh george …”

meanings of killing


  1. That makes one ‘die' with laughter; very funny.
  2. Devastatingly attractive.
  3. That literally deprives of life; lethal, deadly, fatal.


  1. A large amount of money.
  2. An instance of someone being killed.


  1. Present participle of kill.

killing frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word killing occurs in english on average 42.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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