how to pronounce barbarian


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the above transcription of barbarian 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.

barbarian is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… which is the barbarian title the fun …”

meaning of barbarian

A barbarian is a person who is uncivilized and who lives outside the boundaries of a society.

barbarian frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word barbarian occurs in english on average 1.4 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 barbarian 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 barbarian can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to barbarian


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