how to pronounce shrinking


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shrinking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… my knees are shrinking if my room were a …”

meanings of shrinking


  1. Present participle of shrink.


  1. The act of one who, or that which, shrinks; act of becoming smaller or moving timidly away.

shrinking frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shrinking occurs in english on average 3.9 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 shrinking 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 shrinking can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with shrinking


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