how to pronounce swallowing


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the above transcription of swallowing 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.

swallowing is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… not be swallowing the capsules instead …”

meanings of swallowing


  1. Present participle of swallow.


  1. The act of swallowing.

swallowing frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word swallowing occurs in english on average 3 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.

words that rhyme with swallowing


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