how to pronounce contrary


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the above transcription of contrary 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.

contrary is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… flip or on the contrary have a rock …”

meaning of contrary

Contrary means in opposition to, in contrast to, or in contradiction with.

contrary frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word contrary occurs in english on average 18.9 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 contrary 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 contrary can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to contrary


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