how to pronounce retreating


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the above transcription of retreating 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.

retreating is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… i like coming to retreating to lolita …”

meanings of retreating


  1. Present participle of retreat.


  1. The act of moving back from something; a retreat.

retreating frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word retreating occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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