how to pronounce knocking


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the above transcription of knocking 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.

knocking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… old hag comes knocking at the door …”

meanings of knocking


  1. Present participle of knock.


  1. An act in which something is knocked on, or the sound thus produced.

knocking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word knocking occurs in english on average 9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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