how to pronounce ticking


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the above transcription of ticking 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.

ticking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… time's ticking down focus at this point …”

meanings of ticking


  1. A marking that occurs on some horses. It involves white flecks of hair at the flank, and white hairs at the base of the tail, called a skunk tail or rabicano. Sometimes referred to as birdcatcher ticks.
  2. An illusional style of dance where one moves his or her body to the "tic" of the music creating a strobe or animated effect.
  3. A sound of something ticking.
  4. A strong cotton or linen fabric used to cover pillows and mattresses.


  1. Present participle of tick.

ticking frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ticking occurs in english on average 5 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 ticking 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 ticking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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