how to pronounce yearning


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yearning is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… he's got some deep yearning of the heart …”

meanings of yearning


  1. A wistful or melancholy longing.
  2. Rennet (an enzyme to curdle milk in order to make cheese).


  1. Present participle and gerund of yearn.

yearning frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word yearning occurs in english on average 4.5 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.

topics yearning 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 yearning can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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