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.

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