how to pronounce lying


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lying is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the low-lying area where the Salton Sea …”

meanings of lying


  1. Present participle of lie (“to rest in a horizontal position").
  2. Present participle of lie (“to intentionally give false information").


  1. An act of telling a lie or falsehood.
  2. The act of one who lies, or keeps low to the ground.


  1. Tending to tell lies, untruthful, mendacious.

lying frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word lying occurs in english on average 35.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to lying


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