how to pronounce bully


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the above transcription of bully 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.

bully is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i feel like a bully has been let go i'm …”

meaning of bully

A bully is someone who uses their power to hurt others.

bully frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bully occurs in english on average 8.2 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 bully 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 bully can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to bully


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