how to pronounce formal


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formal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… instead of a formal definition in this …”

meaning of formal

Formal means of or relating to a formal occasion or to the formality of a social situation.

formal frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word formal occurs in english on average 20.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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