how to pronounce deafness


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the above transcription of deafness 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.

deafness is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… say hard of hearing and deafness like …”

meanings of deafness


  1. Lack of knowledge or refusal to admit a particular problem, issue, etc.
  2. The condition of being deaf; the lack or loss of the ability to hear.

deafness frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word deafness occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

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