how to pronounce outgoing


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outgoing is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… do they have an outgoing personality are …”

meanings of outgoing


  1. Extraverted: talkative, friendly, and social, especially with respect to meeting new people easily and comfortably.
  2. Being replaced in office (while still in office but after election has determined that he/she will be replaced).
  3. Going out, on its way out.


  1. Money that leaves one's possession; expenditure, outlay, expense.
  2. The act of leaving or going out; exit, departure.
  3. The extreme limit; the place of ending.


  1. Present participle of outgo.

outgoing frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word outgoing occurs in english on average 3.2 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 outgoing 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 outgoing can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to outgoing


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