how to pronounce picking


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picking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… um kind of uh picking up on what you …”

meanings of picking


  1. The final finishing of woven fabrics by removing burs, etc.
  2. Income or other gains, especially if obtained in an unscrupulous or objectionable manner.
  3. Items remaining after others have selected the best; scraps, as of food.
  4. Something picked or pulled out.
  5. The removal of defects from electrotype plates.
  6. The act of making a choice; selection.
  7. A gathering to pick fruit.
  8. Dabbing in stoneworking.


  1. Present participle of pick.

picking frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word picking occurs in english on average 35.4 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 picking 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 picking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) food and health;

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