how to pronounce critical


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the above transcription of critical 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.

critical is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… you you have been critical I had him in …”

meaning of critical

Critical means very important or necessary.

critical frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word critical occurs in english on average 40.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with critical


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