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How to Pronounce kidnapping?

Correct pronunciation for the word "kidnapping" is [kˈɪdnapɪŋ], [kˈɪdnapɪŋ], [k_ˈɪ_d_n_a_p_ɪ_ŋ].

"Kidnapping" in context

Kidnapping is an act of forcefully taking away and confining another person against their will. It is typically done for monetary gain, and the kidnapped person may be taken to another location, kept hidden or coerced into performing certain acts. It is a serious crime and punishable by law in most countries.

The victims of kidnapping range from infants to adults. Kidnapping of children is especially alarming because due to their age and lack of experience, they can be more vulnerable to danger and manipulation. Other crimes like torture and sexual abuse may be perpetrated against the victim, making the effects of kidnapping even more devastating.

What are similar-sounding words for kidnapping?

Usage over time for kidnapping:

This graph shows how "kidnapping" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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