how to pronounce harshness


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the above transcription of harshness 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.

harshness is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of harshness pronunciation

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

“… don't let the harshness of this past …”

meanings of harshness


  1. The quality of being harsh.

harshness frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word harshness occurs in english on average 0.9 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 harshness 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 harshness can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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