how to pronounce envy


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the above transcription of envy 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.

envy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… awesome well frankly I envy you to be …”

meaning of envy

Envy is a feeling of discontent and resentment caused by the awareness of another's superior qualities, achievements, or situation.

envy frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word envy occurs in english on average 9.6 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 envy 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 envy can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to envy


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