how to pronounce heartthrob


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the above transcription of heartthrob 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.

heartthrob is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… like a heartthrob a matinee idol and he …”

meanings of heartthrob


  1. A heartbeat.
  2. A usually handsome, attractive celebrity.
  3. The object of one's desires or infatuation; a sweetheart.

heartthrob frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word heartthrob 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 heartthrob 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 heartthrob can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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