how to pronounce smacking


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the above transcription of smacking 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.

smacking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… that has a lip smacking viscosity not …”

meanings of smacking


  1. Present participle of smack.


  1. A series of smacks; the act by which somebody is smacked.


  1. That resounds with a loud smack or series of smacks.

smacking frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word smacking occurs in english on average 1.3 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 smacking 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 smacking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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