how to pronounce rapping


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the above transcription of rapping 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.

rapping is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we're rapping with toilet paper two …”

meanings of rapping


  1. The sound of a rap or knock.
  2. Musical speech accompanied by a rhythm, most commonly as part of hip-hop music.


  1. Present participle of rap.


  1. Remarkably large; whopping.

rapping frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rapping occurs in english on average 0.7 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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