how to pronounce adulthood


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the above transcription of adulthood 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.

adulthood is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… like the work of adulthood and that's …”

meanings of adulthood


  1. The time period of a human being's majority; the time during which a human being has reached physical maturity, and ending with its death.
  2. The state or condition of a human being once it has reached physical maturity, and is presumed to have reached a state of psychological maturity, to wit: once it has become an adult.

adulthood frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word adulthood occurs in english on average 5.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to adulthood


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