how to pronounce bombshell


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bombshell is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of bombshell pronunciation

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

“… brush you're a bombshell mm-hmm I'm …”

meanings of bombshell


  1. Someone who is very attractive; sex symbol.
  2. Something that is very surprising, shocking, amazing or sensational.
  3. A bomb or artillery shell designed to explode on impact.

bombshell frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bombshell occurs in english on average 0.8 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 bombshell 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 bombshell can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to bombshell


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