how to pronounce ambiguous


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the above transcription of ambiguous 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.

ambiguous is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… they offer viewers an ambiguous I'm so …”

meanings of ambiguous


  1. Vague and unclear.
  2. Hesitant; uncertain; not taking sides.
  3. Open to multiple interpretations.

ambiguous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ambiguous occurs in english on average 3.8 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 ambiguous 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 ambiguous can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to ambiguous


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