how to pronounce mourning


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the above transcription of mourning 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.

mourning is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of mourning pronunciation

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

“… and I've definitely been mourning that I …”

meanings of mourning


  1. Drapes or coverings associated with mourning.
  2. The traditional clothes worn by those who mourn (in Western societies, typically coloured black).
  3. The act of expressing or feeling sorrow or regret; lamentation.
  4. Feeling or expressing sorrow over someone's death.


  1. Present participle of mourn.


  1. A surname​.

mourning frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word mourning occurs in english on average 5.2 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 mourning 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 mourning can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with mourning


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