how to pronounce padding


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the above transcription of padding 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.

padding is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… extra padding some kind of leg supports …”

meanings of padding


  1. Soft filling material used in cushions etc.
  2. Anything of little value used to fill up space.
  3. Extra characters such as spaces added to a record to fill it out to a fixed length.
  4. Extraneous text added to a message for the purpose of concealing its beginning, ending, or length.


  1. Present participle of pad.

padding frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word padding occurs in english on average 1.7 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 padding 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 padding can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with padding


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