how to pronounce turning


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the above transcription of turning 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.

turning is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… make peace for nature a turning point in …”

meanings of turning


  1. The act of turning.
  2. At hockey, a foul committed by a player attempting to hit the ball who interposes their body between the ball and an opposing player trying to do the same.
  3. Shavings produced by turning something on a lathe.
  4. The shaping of wood or metal on a lathe.
  5. A turn or deviation from a straight course.


  1. Present participle of turn.

turning frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word turning occurs in english on average 64.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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