how to pronounce dearth


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dearth is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… overstretched with an alarming dearth of …”

meanings of dearth


  1. Dearness; the quality of being rare or costly.
  2. Scarcity; a lack or short supply.
  3. A period or condition when food is rare and hence expensive; famine.

dearth frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dearth occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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