how to pronounce cliffhanger


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the above transcription of cliffhanger 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.

cliffhanger is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… it's not a cliffhanger but the door is …”

meanings of cliffhanger


  1. An ending or stopping point calculated to leave a story unresolved, in order to create suspense.
  2. An outcome which is awaited with keen anticipation, especially one which is delayed for a period of time or which is not known until the last minute.

cliffhanger frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cliffhanger occurs in english on average 2.2 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 cliffhanger 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 cliffhanger can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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