how to pronounce sleeping


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the above transcription of sleeping 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.

sleeping is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… my patterns were my sleeping patterns my …”

meanings of sleeping


  1. Used for sleep; used to produce sleep.
  2. Asleep.


  1. Present participle of sleep.


  1. The state of being asleep, or an instance of this.

sleeping frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word sleeping occurs in english on average 45.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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