how to pronounce poisoning


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the above transcription of poisoning 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.

poisoning is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… it's either food poisoning or cancer you …”

meanings of poisoning


  1. The state of being poisoned.
  2. The administration of a poison.


  1. Present participle of poison.

poisoning frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word poisoning occurs in english on average 4.2 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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