how to pronounce locking


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locking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… implications of locking the clock that …”

meanings of locking


  1. The use of a lock or a mutex to restrict access to a part of the code to at most one process.
  2. The act by which something is locked.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A village on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare. Somerset, England.


  1. Present participle of lock.

locking frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word locking 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 locking 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 locking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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