how to pronounce civil


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civil is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the door and say I need Civil War by you …”

meanings of civil


  1. Relating to private relations among citizens, as opposed to criminal matters.
  2. Secular.
  3. Having to do with people and government office as opposed to the military or religion.
  4. Behaving in a reasonable or polite manner.


  1. A surname​.

civil frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word civil occurs in english on average 45.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics civil 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 civil can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to civil


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