how to pronounce returning


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the above transcription of returning 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.

returning is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… we're going to be returning stuff you …”

meanings of returning


  1. Present participle of return.


  1. The act of one who returns; a coming back.

returning frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word returning occurs in english on average 26.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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