how to pronounce generous


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generous is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… inclined to be generous to give back …”

meanings of generous


  1. Of noble birth.
  2. Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed.
  3. Large, more than ample, copious.
  4. Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous.
  5. Invigorating in its nature.

generous frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word generous occurs in english on average 23.1 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 generous 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 generous can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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