how to pronounce praying


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the above transcription of praying 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.

praying is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… not to forget the praying part because …”

meanings of praying


  1. An act of saying a prayer.


  1. Present participle of pray.

praying frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word praying occurs in english on average 24.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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