how to pronounce hilarious


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the above transcription of hilarious 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.

hilarious is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… said this today which is hilarious I …”

meanings of hilarious


  1. Very funny; causing great merriment and laughter.
  2. Full of hilarity; merry.

hilarious frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word hilarious occurs in english on average 21.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics hilarious 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 hilarious can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with hilarious


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