how to pronounce trailing


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the above transcription of trailing 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.

trailing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we are dramatically trailing competing …”

meanings of trailing


  1. That converges in the direction of travel.
  2. That which is attached and pulled behind.


  1. Present participle of trail.


  1. Fabric or other material that trails.

trailing frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word trailing occurs in english on average 2.9 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 trailing 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 trailing can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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