how to pronounce spying


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the above transcription of spying 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.

spying is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… got all her prostitutes spying on German …”

meanings of spying


  1. Present participle of spy.


  1. Espionage.

spying frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word spying occurs in english on average 2.2 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.

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