how to pronounce devastation


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devastation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… causing untold devastation the …”

meanings of devastation


  1. The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
  2. Waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an executor or administrator; devastavit.

devastation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word devastation occurs in english on average 2.9 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 devastation 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 devastation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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