how to pronounce ability


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the above transcription of ability 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.

ability is pronounced in four syllables

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video examples of ability pronunciation

An example use of ability in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… not there just this ability to say like …”

meaning of ability

Ability means the quality or state of being capable to do something.

ability frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word ability occurs in english on average 89.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with ability


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