how to pronounce groundswell


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groundswell is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… this groundswell of orientation I think …”

meanings of groundswell


  1. A broad undulation of the open ocean, often as the result of a distant disturbance.
  2. A broadly-based shifting of public opinion.

groundswell frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word groundswell occurs in english on average 0.4 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 groundswell 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 groundswell can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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