how to pronounce effect


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effect is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… universe to produce this effect all of …”

meanings of effect


  1. Execution; performance; realization; operation.
  2. An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect").
  3. Manifestation; expression; sign.
  4. Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.
  5. An alteration, or device for producing an alteration, in sound after it has been produced by an instrument.
  6. A scientific phenomenon, usually named after its discoverer.
  7. The result or outcome of a cause.
  8. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; with to.
  9. The state of being binding and enforceable, as in a rule, policy, or law.
  10. Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.
  11. Belongings, usually as personal effects.


  1. Misspelling of affect.
  2. To make or bring about; to implement.

effect frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word effect occurs in english on average 88.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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