how to pronounce leading


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the above transcription of leading 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.

leading is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of leading pronunciation

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

“… and uh sort of leading the world in …”

meanings of leading


  1. Occurring in advance; preceding.
  2. Providing guidance or direction.
  3. Ranking first.


  1. An act by which one is led or guided.
  2. Vertical space added between lines; line spacing.


  1. Present participle of lead.

leading frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word leading occurs in english on average 62.9 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 leading 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 leading can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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