how to pronounce abyss


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abyss is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… deep down in the abyss that is leftist …”

meanings of abyss


  1. An impending catastrophic happening.
  2. The center of an escutcheon.
  3. The abyssal zone.
  4. Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
  5. A difference, especially a large difference, between groups.
  6. Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound.
  7. Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean.
  8. A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space.

abyss frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word abyss occurs in english on average 4.4 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 abyss 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 abyss can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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