how to pronounce foretell


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foretell is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in 1977 he talked foretell into opening …”

meanings of foretell


  1. To predict; to tell (the future) before it occurs; to prophesy.
  2. To tell (a person) of the future.

foretell frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word foretell 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 foretell 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 foretell can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to foretell


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