how to pronounce sitting


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the above transcription of sitting 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.

sitting is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… um and as a sitting judge uh the cannons …”

meanings of sitting


  1. A special seat allotted to a seat-holder, at church, etc.
  2. A legislative session (in the sense of "meeting", not "period").
  3. A clutch of eggs laid by a brooding bird.
  4. Uninterrupted application to anything for a time; the period during which one continues at anything.
  5. A period during which one is seated for a specific purpose.
  6. A seance or other session with a medium or fortuneteller.
  7. The part of the year in which judicial business is transacted.
  8. The incubation of eggs by a bird.


  1. Executed from a sitting position.
  2. Occupying a specific official or legal position; incumbent.


  1. Present participle of sit.

sitting frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word sitting occurs in english on average 126.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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