how to pronounce setting


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the above transcription of setting 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.

setting is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… pointless yes just setting up a goal no …”

meanings of setting


  1. A piece of vocal or choral music composed for particular words (set to music).
  2. A level or placement that a knob or control is set to.
  3. The direction of a current of wind.
  4. A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.
  5. The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.
  6. Hunting with a setter.
  7. Something set in, or inserted.
  8. The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does.
  9. The act of setting.
  10. The mounting of a play, etc., for the stage.


  1. Present participle of set.


  1. That disappears below the horizon.

setting frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word setting occurs in english on average 70.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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