how to pronounce bitterness


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the above transcription of bitterness 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.

bitterness is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… that cuts the bitterness in the way you …”

meanings of bitterness


  1. The quality of eliciting a bitter feeling; humiliating, harsh.
  2. Harsh cold.
  3. The quality of feeling bitter; acrimony, resentment; the quality of exhibiting such feelings.
  4. The quality of having a bitter taste.

bitterness frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word bitterness occurs in english on average 14.6 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.

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