how to pronounce affliction


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the above transcription of affliction 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.

affliction is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a violent affliction I am all-in to help …”

meanings of affliction


  1. Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.
  2. A state of pain, suffering, distress or agony.

affliction frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word affliction occurs in english on average 1.8 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 affliction 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 affliction can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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