how to pronounce aftershock


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aftershock is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and then the aftershock was a few days …”

meanings of aftershock


  1. By extension, any result or consequence following a major event.
  2. An earthquake that follows in the same vicinity as another, usually larger, earthquake (the "mainshock").
  3. Emotional and physical distress following a traumatic event.

aftershock frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word aftershock occurs in english on average 0.4 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 aftershock 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 aftershock can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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