how to pronounce allusion


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the above transcription of allusion 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.

allusion is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… lovely allusion by beau lotto what's the …”

meanings of allusion


  1. An indirect reference; a hint; a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned.

allusion frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word allusion occurs in english on average 1.3 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 allusion 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 allusion can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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