how to pronounce crucial


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crucial is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… this is a crucial one for any transit …”

meanings of crucial


  1. Very good; excellent; particularly applied to reggae music.
  2. Cruciform or cruciate; cross-shaped.
  3. Essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important; vital.

crucial frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word crucial occurs in english on average 15.8 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 crucial 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 crucial can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to crucial


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