how to pronounce smoking


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the above transcription of smoking 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.

smoking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… market which has been a smoking gun …”

meanings of smoking


  1. The burning and inhalation of tobacco.
  2. The act or process of emitting smoke.
  3. The act of exposing (something) to smoke; the process by which foods are cured or flavoured by smoke.
  4. A bantering; teasing; mockery.
  5. The burning and inhalation of other substances, e.g. marijuana.


  1. Showing great skill or talent.
  2. Giving off smoke.
  3. Sexually attractive, usually referring to a woman.


  1. Present participle of smoke.

smoking frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word smoking occurs in english on average 24.1 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 smoking 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 smoking can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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