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How to Pronounce Patting?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Patting" is [pˈatɪŋ], [pˈatɪŋ], [p_ˈa_t_ɪ_ŋ].

"Patting" in context

Patting is an action or gesture involving placing one's palms flat against the skin of a person or animal. People typically pat to comfort, reassure, or demonstrate affection. It is usually done in an action of approval or congratulations. Patting can also be used to express approval or reward an action or receive a reaction. Patting can be used to console or show appreciation for another person. In the animal world, patting is often used to show affection or comfort an animal. Patting works by providing a message of gentleness, kindness, and security, letting the animal know that he or she is special and loved.

Usage over time for Patting:

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

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