how to pronounce corruption


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the above transcription of corruption 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.

corruption is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… had called Church corruption a horrid …”

meanings of corruption


  1. The decomposition of biological matter.
  2. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
  3. The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct.
  4. A debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text, resulting from misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.
  5. Something originally good or pure that has turned evil or impure; a perversion.
  6. The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfections in storage or transmission media.
  7. The seeking of bribes.
  8. The product of corruption; putrid matter.
  9. The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity.

corruption frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word corruption occurs in english on average 19.6 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 corruption 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 corruption can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with corruption


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