how to pronounce smiling


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the above transcription of smiling 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.

smiling is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… pray okay I am smiling which now looks …”

meanings of smiling


  1. That smiles or has a smile.


  1. The action of the verb to smile.


  1. Present participle of smile.

smiling frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word smiling occurs in english on average 23.4 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.

words that rhyme with smiling


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