how to pronounce finesse


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the above transcription of finesse 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.

finesse is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… little more finesse on the forehead over …”

meaning of finesse

Finesse is the quality of being skillful and adroit in the use of one's mental and physical faculties.

finesse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word finesse occurs in english on average 1.7 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 finesse 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 finesse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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