how to pronounce playing


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the above transcription of playing 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.

playing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i i was i was playing and i i did not …”

meanings of playing


  1. An occasion on which something, such as a song or show, is played.


  1. Present participle of play.

playing frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word playing occurs in english on average 167.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics playing 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 playing can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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