how to pronounce working


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working is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we sock Google is working on a fully …”

meanings of working


  1. A place where work is carried on.
  2. Operation; action.
  3. Method of operation.
  4. The incidental or subsidiary calculations performed in solving an overall problem.
  5. Fermentation.
  6. Becoming full of a vegetable substance.


  1. That suffices but requires additional work.
  2. In paid employment.
  3. Of or relating to employment.
  4. Enough to allow one to use something.
  5. That is or are functioning.
  6. Used in real life; practical.


  1. Present participle of work.

working frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word working occurs in english on average 292.5 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.

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

1) business and work;

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