how to pronounce fright


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fright is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the fright that it was for them to be …”

meanings of fright


  1. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.
  2. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.


  1. To frighten.


  1. Frightened; afraid; affright.

fright frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word fright occurs in english on average 2.2 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.

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