how to pronounce napping


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the above transcription of napping 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.

napping is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… had a sleeping napping child and I …”

meanings of napping


  1. The act or process of raising a nap, as on cloth.
  2. The act of taking a nap or short sleep.


  1. Present participle of nap.

napping frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word napping occurs in english on average 3.4 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.

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