how to pronounce shelling


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shelling is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… bombs or the shelling you can hear when …”

meanings of shelling


  1. An artillery bombardment.
  2. An ordering of the facets of a boundary complex such that the intersection of each facet (other than the first) with the union of all preceding facets is homeomorphic to a ball or sphere. See Shelling (topology).
  3. Grain from which the husk has been removed.
  4. Shallow, irregular cracks that appear on the surface of a coating such as plaster or mortar.
  5. The removal of the shell from a nut, pea etc.


  1. Present participle of shell.

shelling frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shelling occurs in english on average 0.8 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 shelling 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 shelling can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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