how to pronounce ping


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the above transcription of ping 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.

ping is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ping in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… beer very good ping rose a wine that he …”

meanings of ping


  1. To penalize.
  2. To bounce.
  3. To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
  4. To cause something to bounce.
  5. To emit a signal and then listen for its echo in order to detect objects.
  6. To send a packet in order to determine whether a host is present, particularly by use of the ping utility.
  7. To send an email or other message to someone in hopes of eliciting a response.
  8. To call out audibly.
  9. To flick.


  1. A notification.
  2. A means of highlighting a feature on the game map so that allied players can see it.
  3. A packet which a remote host is expected to echo, thus indicating its presence.
  4. A pulse of high-pitched or ultrasonic sound whose echoes provide information about nearby objects and vessels.
  5. A high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
  6. An email or other message sent requesting acknowledgement.
  7. Latency.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name.

ping frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ping occurs in english on average 1.4 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 ping 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 ping can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to ping


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