how to pronounce austerity


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the above transcription of austerity 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.

austerity is pronounced in four syllables

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

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meanings of austerity


  1. A policy of deficit-cutting, which by definition requires lower spending, higher taxes, or both.
  2. Sourness and harshness to the taste.
  3. Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.
  4. Freedom from adornment; plainness; severe simplicity.

austerity frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word austerity occurs in english on average 6.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics austerity 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 austerity can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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