how to pronounce excuse


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the above transcription of excuse 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.

excuse is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… be a good human no excuse me he said be …”

meaning of excuse

Excuse means to give an explanation for a mistake or offense.

excuse frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word excuse occurs in english on average 40.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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