how to pronounce amiss


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the above transcription of amiss 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.

amiss is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… she noticed something amiss on really …”

meanings of amiss


  1. Wrongly.
  2. Imperfectly.
  3. Astray.
  4. Mistakenly.


  1. Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper or otherwise incorrect.


  1. Fault; wrong; an evil act, a bad deed.

amiss frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word amiss occurs in english on average 1.5 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 amiss 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 amiss can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to amiss


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