how to pronounce criminal


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the above transcription of criminal 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.

criminal is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… even as it is criminal actors who are …”

meaning of criminal

Criminal means someone who commits a crime.

criminal frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word criminal occurs in english on average 32.3 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.

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