how to pronounce desolation


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desolation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… such desolation I barely caught myself …”

meanings of desolation


  1. The state of being desolated or laid waste.
  2. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
  3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.

desolation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word desolation 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 desolation 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 desolation can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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