how to pronounce awkward


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the above transcription of awkward 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.

awkward is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… kind of awkward thank goodness for cope …”

meaning of awkward

Awkward means uncomfortable or embarrassing.

awkward frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word awkward occurs in english on average 22.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to awkward


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