how to pronounce hardest


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hardest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… tries his hardest to stick to his code …”

meanings of hardest


  1. Superlative form of hard: most hard. Most rigid or most difficult.

hardest frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word hardest occurs in english on average 16.2 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.

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