how to pronounce looking


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looking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… so I'm just just looking at where I can …”

meanings of looking


  1. Present participle of look.
  2. As the last part of compound adjectives: relating to or having the appearance of. dorky-looking.


  1. The act of one who looks; a glance.
  2. The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance.

looking frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word looking occurs in english on average 392.5 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.

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