how to pronounce closeness


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the above transcription of closeness 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.

closeness is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… create this kind of closeness that youth …”

meanings of closeness


  1. The shortest path between two vertices in a graph.
  2. The state of being mean or stingy.
  3. The state of being secretive.
  4. Solitude, seclusion.
  5. The state of being friends.
  6. The state of being close (all senses).

closeness frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word closeness occurs in english on average 1.8 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 closeness 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 closeness can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to closeness


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