how to pronounce grievous


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the above transcription of grievous 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.

grievous is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… fell a noisome and grievous sore upon …”

meaning of grievous

Grief is a feeling of deep sorrow or distress. Grief is often caused by the loss of a loved one.

grievous frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word grievous occurs in english on average 1.1 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 grievous 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 grievous can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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