how to pronounce running


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the above transcription of running 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.

running is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… is going to be running very hot and i …”

meanings of running


  1. Having a continuous design or pattern.
  2. Discharging snot or mucus.
  3. Continuous; ongoing; keeping along step by step.
  4. Present, current.
  5. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem.
  6. Moving or advancing at a run.
  7. Of a horse, having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
  8. Flowing; easy; cursive.
  9. Discharging pus.
  10. Consecutive.


  1. That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation.
  2. The activity of running as a form of exercise, as a sport, or for any other reason.
  3. The action of the verb to run.
  4. The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.


  1. Consecutively; in a row.


  1. Present participle of run.


  1. Approaching; about; roughly.


  1. A surname​.

running frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word running occurs in english on average 196.5 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 running 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 running can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with running


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