how to pronounce licking


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the above transcription of licking 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.

licking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… uh i worked licking envelopes i hate to …”

meanings of licking


  1. The act by which something is licked.
  2. A severe beating.
  3. A great loss or defeat.


  1. Present participle of lick.

licking frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word licking occurs in english on average 3.6 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.

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

1) food and health;

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