how to pronounce petting


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the above transcription of petting 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.

petting is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the entrepreneurial petting a beam and …”

meanings of petting


  1. The act of kissing, stroking, etc., a person in a sexual manner.
  2. The act of indulging or treating as a favourite.
  3. The act of stroking or gently patting an animal.


  1. Present participle of pet.

petting frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word petting occurs in english on average 2.1 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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