how to pronounce tearing


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the above transcription of tearing 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.

tearing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the citizens reacted by tearing down a …”

meanings of tearing


  1. Continuous shedding of tears; epiphora.
  2. Distortion of an animated display when the contents of the framebuffer are rendered while it contains portions of two or more frames.
  3. The act by which something is torn; a laceration.


  1. Very hasty.
  2. Enormous; of great size or impact.


  1. Present participle of tear.

tearing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tearing occurs in english on average 7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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