how to pronounce living


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living is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and the loss of living for all of us …”

meanings of living


  1. Having life; alive.
  2. In use or existing.
  3. True to life.
  4. Of rock or stone, existing in its original state and place.
  5. Used as an intensifier.
  6. Of everyday life.


  1. Financial means; a means of maintaining life; livelihood.
  2. The state of being alive.
  3. A style of life.
  4. A position in a church (usually the Church of England) that has attached to it a source of income; an ecclesiastical benefice.


  1. Present participle of live.

living frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word living occurs in english on average 241.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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