how to pronounce frail


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frail is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… portraits romanticize a frail old man I …”

meanings of frail


  1. Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; unchaste.
  2. Mentally fragile.
  3. Weak; infirm.
  4. Easily broken physically; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish.


  1. A girl.
  2. A basket made of rushes, used chiefly to hold figs and raisins.
  3. A rush for weaving baskets.
  4. The quantity of fruit or other items contained in a frail.


  1. To play a stringed instrument, usually a banjo, by picking with the back of a fingernail.

frail frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word frail occurs in english on average 2.8 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 frail 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 frail can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to frail


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