how to pronounce opening


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opening is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… to get vaccinated and opening up a tax …”

meanings of opening


  1. An act or instance of beginning.
  2. Something that is a beginning.
  3. An unoccupied employment position.
  4. The first few measures of a musical composition.
  5. The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.
  6. A time available in a schedule.
  7. The initial period a show at an art gallery or museum is first opened, especially the first evening.
  8. In mathematical morphology, the dilation of the erosion of a set.
  9. An opportunity, as in a competitive activity.
  10. The first few moves in a game of chess.
  11. A vacant position, especially in an array.
  12. Something that is open.
  13. An act or instance of making or becoming open.


  1. Describing the first period of play, usually up to the fall of the first wicket; describing a batsman who opens the innings or a bowler who opens the attack.
  2. Pertaining to the start or beginning of a series of events.


  1. Present participle of open.

opening frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word opening occurs in english on average 75.7 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 opening 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 opening can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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