how to pronounce hideous


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the above transcription of hideous 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.

hideous is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… in some moments rape is hideous and and …”

meaning of hideous

Hideous means ugly, repulsive, or frightening.

hideous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hideous occurs in english on average 4.5 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 hideous 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 hideous can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with hideous


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