how to pronounce longing


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the above transcription of longing 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.

longing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the listening they are longing for and i …”

meanings of longing


  1. The buying of a financial instrument with the expectation that its value will rise.
  2. An earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire.


  1. Present participle of long.

longing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word longing occurs in english on average 9.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with longing


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