how to pronounce scratching


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the above transcription of scratching 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.

scratching is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… simple just like scratching at the door …”

meanings of scratching


  1. The act or sound of something being scratched.
  2. Record scratching, a technique of starting and stopping a vinyl record from playing to produce music in hip hop.
  3. A pork scratching.


  1. Present participle of scratch.

scratching frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word scratching occurs in english on average 5.3 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with scratching


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