how to pronounce cryptic


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cryptic is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meaning of cryptic

Cryptic means hidden or difficult to understand.

cryptic frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cryptic occurs in english on average 1.8 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 cryptic 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 cryptic can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with cryptic


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