how to pronounce pinching


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the above transcription of pinching 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.

pinching is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… penny-pinching we talk about them like …”

meanings of pinching


  1. The act of one who or that which pinches.
  2. The act of pinching off new growth.


  1. That pinches, or causes such a sensation.


  1. Present participle of pinch.

pinching frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pinching 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 pinching 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 pinching can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with pinching


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