how to pronounce sparring


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the above transcription of sparring 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.

sparring is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… look at his sparring background himself …”

meanings of sparring


  1. Present participle of spar.


  1. The act of one who spars.

sparring frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sparring occurs in english on average 1 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.

words that rhyme with sparring


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