how to pronounce heinous


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the above transcription of heinous 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.

heinous is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… is a crime is heinous and it will not be …”

meaning of heinous

Heinous means extremely wicked or evil.

heinous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word heinous occurs in english on average 3.1 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 heinous 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 heinous can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with heinous


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