how to pronounce flam


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flam is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of flam


  1. A freak or whim; an idle fancy.
  2. A falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext.
  3. Two taps (a grace note followed by a full-volume tap) played very close together in order to sound like one slightly longer note.


  1. To play (notes as) a flam.
  2. To deceive with a falsehood.

flam frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word flam occurs in english on average 0.2 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 flam 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 flam can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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