how to pronounce diminished


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diminished is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… has been greatly diminished but they're …”

meanings of diminished


  1. Lessened, reduced.
  2. Made to seem less important, impressive, or valuable.
  3. Reduced by a semitone.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of diminish.

diminished frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word diminished occurs in english on average 4.1 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 diminished 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 diminished can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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