how to pronounce contrivance


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contrivance is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the contrivance of every new tool human …”

meanings of contrivance


  1. A (mechanical) device to perform a certain task.
  2. Something overly artful or artificial.
  3. A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective.

contrivance frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word contrivance occurs in english on average 0.4 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 contrivance 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 contrivance can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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