how to pronounce passing


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passing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a sip before passing the glass off to an …”

meanings of passing


  1. A form of juggling where several people pass props between each other, usually clubs or rings.
  2. The ability of a person to be regarded as a member of an identity group or category different from their own.
  3. The act of passing a ball etc. to another player.
  4. Death, dying; the end of something.
  5. The fact of going past; a movement from one place to another or a change from one state to another.
  6. The act of approving a bill etc.


  1. Going past.
  2. Vague, cursory.
  3. Pre-eminent, excellent, extreme.
  4. That passes away; ephemeral.


  1. Present participle of pass.


  1. Surpassingly, greatly.

passing frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word passing occurs in english on average 41.9 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 passing 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 passing can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with passing


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