how to pronounce astonishment


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the above transcription of astonishment 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.

astonishment is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… perhaps to their own astonishment in the …”

meanings of astonishment


  1. Loss of mental faculties, inability to think or use one's senses.
  2. Loss of composure or presence of mind.
  3. The feeling or experience of being astonished; great surprise.
  4. Loss of physical sensation; inability to move a part of the body.
  5. Something very surprising.

astonishment frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word astonishment occurs in english on average 1.6 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 astonishment 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 astonishment can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to astonishment


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