how to pronounce sailing


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the above transcription of sailing 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.

sailing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… world primarily by sailing ships the …”

meanings of sailing


  1. The time of departure from a port.
  2. A scheduled voyage by a ferry or ship.
  3. Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel.
  4. Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise.


  1. Present participle of sail.


  1. Travelling by ship.

sailing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sailing occurs in english on average 7.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) transport and travel;

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