how to pronounce havoc


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the above transcription of havoc 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.

havoc is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… spoke of the havoc fats caused and as a …”

meanings of havoc


  1. Mayhem.
  2. Widespread devastation, destruction.


  1. To pillage.
  2. To cause havoc.


  1. A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter.

havoc frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word havoc occurs in english on average 4.2 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 havoc 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 havoc can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to havoc


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