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complicated is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… okay it's way more complicated and I …”

meanings of complicated


  1. Difficult or convoluted.
  2. Folded longitudinally (as in the wings of certain insects).


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of complicate.

complicated frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word complicated occurs in english on average 27.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to complicated


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