how to pronounce surprising


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the above transcription of surprising 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.

surprising is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… so I made another surprising move in …”

meanings of surprising


  1. Present participle of surprise.


  1. Causing surprise.


  1. A situation in which somebody is surprised.

surprising frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word surprising occurs in english on average 23.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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