how to pronounce debris


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debris is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the bricks and the debris in the middle …”

meanings of debris


  1. The ruins of a broken-down structure.
  2. Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.
  3. Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.
  4. Litter and discarded refuse.

debris frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word debris occurs in english on average 5.1 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 debris 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 debris can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to debris


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