how to pronounce shooting


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shooting is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… actually just any kind of shooting of …”

meanings of shooting


  1. A district in which people have the right to kill game with firearms.
  2. The act of one who, or that which, shoots.
  3. An instance of shooting with a gun or other weapon.
  4. A sensation of darting pain.
  5. The sport or activity of firing a gun or other weapon.


  1. Present participle of shoot.

shooting frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shooting occurs in english on average 31.9 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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