how to pronounce barbarism


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the above transcription of barbarism 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.

barbarism is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… also about their barbarism and some …”

meanings of barbarism


  1. The condition of existing barbarically.
  2. A barbaric act.
  3. An error in language use within a single word, such as a mispronunciation.
  4. A word hybridizing Ancient Greek and Latin or other heterogeneous roots.

barbarism frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word barbarism occurs in english on average 0.4 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 barbarism 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 barbarism can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to barbarism


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