how to pronounce shocking


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shocking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… else that was really shocking in 1525 he …”

meanings of shocking


  1. Inspiring shock; startling.
  2. Unusually obscene or lewd.
  3. Extremely bad.


  1. Present participle of shock.


  1. The application of an electric shock.

shocking frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shocking occurs in english on average 15.4 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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