how to pronounce swaying


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the above transcription of swaying 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.

swaying is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you can see the palms swaying in the …”

meanings of swaying


  1. The motion of something that sways.
  2. An injury caused to a horse's back by violent strains or overloading.


  1. Present participle of sway.

swaying frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word swaying occurs in english on average 2.7 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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