how to pronounce waking


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the above transcription of waking 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.

waking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… seemed to be dead suddenly waking up …”

meanings of waking


  1. Occurring during wakefulness.


  1. Present participle of wake.


  1. The act of becoming awake from sleep, or a period of time spent awake.

waking frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word waking occurs in english on average 18.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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