how to pronounce festival


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the above transcription of festival 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.

festival is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… this tax plan is a festival of cuts for …”

meaning of festival

A festival is a celebration of a religious or cultural event.

festival frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word festival occurs in english on average 59 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 festival 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 festival can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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