how to pronounce astonished


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astonished is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and he said and i was astonished my …”

meanings of astonished


  1. Amazed; surprised.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of astonish.

astonished frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word astonished occurs in english on average 2.6 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 astonished 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 astonished can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to astonished


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