how to pronounce spending


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the above transcription of spending 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.

spending is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… upgrades Washington DC is spending 2.6 …”

meanings of spending


  1. An amount that has been, or is planned to be spent.
  2. Gerund of spend, expenditure.


  1. Present participle of spend.

spending frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word spending occurs in english on average 72 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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