how to pronounce shining


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the above transcription of shining 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.

shining is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the sun is shining and i'm enjoying some …”

meanings of shining


  1. Having exceptional merit.
  2. Emitting light.
  3. Reflecting light.
  4. Having a high polish or sheen.


  1. Present participle of shine.


  1. A bright emission of light; a gleam.

shining frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shining occurs in english on average 16.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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