how to pronounce sneaking


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the above transcription of sneaking 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.

sneaking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i was sneaking out and partying a lot …”

meanings of sneaking


  1. Present participle of sneak.


  1. The act of one who sneaks.


  1. Secret or underhand; not openly avowed.

sneaking frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sneaking occurs in english on average 5.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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