how to pronounce promising


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the above transcription of promising 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.

promising frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word promising occurs in english on average 14.7 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.

promising is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… as a very promising biosignature gas …”

meanings of promising


  1. Showing promise, and likely to develop in a desirable fashion. a promising young apprentice.
  2. Encouraging and inspiring confidence.


  1. Present participle of promise.


  1. The act of making a promise.

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