how to pronounce surrounding


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the above transcription of surrounding 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.

surrounding is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… oort cloud the like surrounding area of …”

meanings of surrounding


  1. An environment.
  2. An outlying area; area in proximity to something.


  1. Present participle of surround.


  1. Which surrounds something.

surrounding frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word surrounding occurs in english on average 28.6 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 surrounding 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 surrounding can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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