how to pronounce missing


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the above transcription of missing 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.

missing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… there are some items missing on your …”

meanings of missing


  1. Not present when it (they) should be.
  2. Of an internal combustion engine: running roughly due to an occasional lack of a spark or other irregular fault.
  3. Not able to be located; gone, misplaced.


  1. Present participle of miss.


  1. A value that is missing.

missing frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word missing occurs in english on average 69.8 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 missing 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 missing can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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