how to pronounce reading


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the above transcription of reading 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.

reading is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of reading pronunciation

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

“… world but I'm also reading another book …”

meanings of reading


  1. An unincorporated community in Minnesota.
  2. A town in Berkshire, England.
  3. A town in Vermont.
  4. A surname​.
  5. A city, the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  6. A town in New York.
  7. A city in Ohio.
  8. A city in Kansas.
  9. A city in Michigan.
  10. A town in Massachusetts.


  1. An event at which written material is read aloud.
  2. The extent of what one has read.
  3. An interpretation.
  4. A value indicated by a measuring device.
  5. Something to read; reading material.
  6. The process of interpreting a symbol, a sign or a measuring device.
  7. A piece of literature or passage of scripture read aloud to an audience.
  8. One of several stages a bill passes through before becoming law.
  9. The process of interpreting written language.


  1. Present participle of read.

reading frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word reading occurs in english on average 289.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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