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Pronunciation of Preening: Learn how to pronounce Preening in English correctly

Learn how to say Preening correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word preen:

verb
[no object]
(of a bird) tidy and clean its feathers with its beak:
reed buntings preened at the pool’s edge
[with object]:
the pigeon preened her feathers
(also preen oneself) (of a person) devote effort to making oneself look attractive and then admire one’s appearance:
adolescents preening in their bedroom mirrors
(preen oneself) congratulate or pride oneself:
he’s busy preening himself on acquiring such a pretty girlfriend
Derivatives
preener
noun
Origin:
late Middle English: apparently a variant of obsolete prune (based on Latin ungere ‘anoint’), in the same sense, associated with Scots and northern English dialect preen ‘pierce, pin’ (because of the ‘pricking’ action of the bird’s beak)