how to pronounce pressing


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the above transcription of pressing 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.

pressing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and so I was pressing into that from day …”

meanings of pressing


  1. The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
  2. A metal or plastic part made with a press.
  3. Urgent insistence.
  4. The process of improving the appearance of clothing by improving creases and removing wrinkles with a press or an iron.
  5. The application of pressure by a press or other means.
  6. A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
  7. A memento preserved by pressing, folding, or drying between the leaves of a flat container, book, or folio. Usually done with a flower, ribbon, letter, or other soft, small keepsake.


  1. Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
  2. Needing urgent attention.


  1. Present participle of press.

pressing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word pressing occurs in english on average 13 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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