how to pronounce doubtful


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the above transcription of doubtful 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.

doubtful is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and experts are doubtful that they'll …”

meaning of doubtful

Doubtful means not certain or not likely to happen.

doubtful frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word doubtful occurs in english on average 3.1 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 doubtful 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 doubtful can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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