how to pronounce stinging


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the above transcription of stinging 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.

stinging is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the most stinging rebuke to trump and …”

meanings of stinging


  1. Having the capacity to sting.
  2. Precise and hurtful.


  1. Present participle of sting.


  1. The act by which someone receives a sting.

stinging frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word stinging 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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