how to pronounce speaking


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The above transcription of speaking 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.

speaking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… fear of retaliation for speaking out and …”

meanings of speaking


  1. Having competence in a language.
  2. Involving speaking.
  3. Having the ability of speech.
  4. Used in speaking.
  5. Expressive; eloquent.


  1. The act of communicating vocally.
  2. An oral recitation of e.g. a story.
  3. One's ability to communicate vocally in a given language.


  1. Present participle of speak.


  1. Indication that the person requested is the same as the one who is currently speaking.

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