how to pronounce tanning


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tanning is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Dorothea tanning and Max Ernst Lee …”

meanings of tanning


  1. A spanking.
  2. The acquisition of a tan, either by exposure to the sun, or artificially.
  3. The process of making leather, which does not easily decompose, from the skins of animals, which do.


  1. Present participle of tan.

tanning frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tanning occurs in english on average 2.8 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with tanning


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