how to pronounce banned


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banned is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… was that I was banned from Facebook and …”

meanings of banned


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of ban.


  1. Forbidden; not allowed.

banned frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word banned occurs in english on average 11.5 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 banned 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 banned can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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