how to pronounce appalling


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the above transcription of appalling 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.

appalling is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… what makes cruise ships so appalling the …”

meanings of appalling


  1. Extremely bad; terrible.
  2. Horrifying and astonishing.


  1. Present participle of appall.

appalling frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word appalling occurs in english on average 4.6 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 appalling 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 appalling can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with appalling


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