how to pronounce dumber


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the above transcription of dumber 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.

dumber is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… feel both dumber and smarter at the same …”

meanings of dumber


  1. Comparative form of dumb: more dumb.

dumber frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dumber occurs in english on average 0.8 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 dumber 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 dumber can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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