how to pronounce signing


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the above transcription of signing 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.

signing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… could say hey I'm signing up for college …”

meanings of signing


  1. The act of concluding a contract, especially by an athlete or entertainer with a company.
  2. The use of sign language; skill at using a sign language.
  3. An event (signing session) in a bookshop etc. where an author signs copies of his or her book.
  4. A player signed by a sporting organization.


  1. Present participle of sign.

signing frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word signing occurs in english on average 16.4 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 signing 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 signing can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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