how to pronounce middling


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middling is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… in those earlier or middling grades I …”

meanings of middling


  1. Of intermediate or average size, position, or quality; mediocre.
  2. In fairly good health.


  1. Not too badly, with modest success.
  2. Fairly, moderately, somewhat.


  1. Preceded by the: people of moderate means; members of the middle class.
  2. Something of intermediate or average size, position, or quality.

middling frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word middling occurs in english on average 0.4 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 middling 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 middling can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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