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.

speaking frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word speaking occurs in english on average 77.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics speaking 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 speaking can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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