how to pronounce frightful


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the above transcription of frightful is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

frightful is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… with a frightful assortment of partially …”

meaning of frightful

Frightful means causing fear or terror.

frightful frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word frightful occurs in english on average 0.5 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 frightful 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 frightful can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with frightful


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