how to pronounce ennui


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the above transcription of ennui 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.

ennui is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and that ennui and that anxiety is also …”

meanings of ennui


  1. A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression.


  1. To make bored or listless; to weary.

ennui frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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