how to pronounce wailing


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the above transcription of wailing 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.

wailing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to understand that the wailing noises …”

meanings of wailing


  1. A loud drawn out scream or howl.


  1. Present participle of wail.

wailing frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word wailing occurs in english on average 2.5 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.

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