how to pronounce waiting


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the above transcription of waiting 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.

waiting is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… rural Wisconsin so I'm waiting it for a …”

meanings of waiting


  1. Watching.
  2. Attendance, service.
  3. The act of staying or remaining in expectation.


  1. Present participle of wait.

waiting frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word waiting occurs in english on average 143.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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