how to pronounce abruptly


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the above transcription of abruptly 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.

abruptly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… come to zero or if you abruptly speed up …”

meanings of abruptly


  1. In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly; precipitously.

abruptly frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word abruptly occurs in english on average 3.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to abruptly


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