how to pronounce listening


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The above transcription of listening 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.

listening is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… never been meaning I'm listening I have …”

meanings of listening


  1. Of an action that is performed with caution and attention to sounds.
  2. Of something that is used in order to hear or to improve the ability to hear.
  3. Of something or someone that listens.


  1. Action of the verb listening.
  2. Skill or ability of perceiving spoken language.
  3. An educational exercise involving listening.


  1. Present participle of listen.

words that rhyme with listening


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