how to pronounce paddling


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the above transcription of paddling 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.

paddling is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the paddling the flailing again drooling …”

meanings of paddling


  1. The act of using a paddle.
  2. A collective noun for ducks when they are on water.
  3. An act of corporal punishment consisting of spanking the buttocks with a paddle.


  1. Present participle of paddle.

paddling frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word paddling occurs in english on average 1.5 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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