how to pronounce distraction


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the above transcription of distraction is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

distraction is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… all times training and distraction is a …”

meanings of distraction


  1. Perturbation; disorder; disturbance; confusion.
  2. Something that distracts.
  3. The process of being distracted.
  4. Traction so exerted as to separate surfaces normally opposed.
  5. Mental disorder; a deranged state of mind; insanity.

distraction frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word distraction occurs in english on average 7.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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