how to pronounce hilarity


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the above transcription of hilarity 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.

hilarity is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… parent shaming and hilarity ensued …”

meanings of hilarity


  1. A great amount of amusement, usually accompanied by laughter.
  2. Something that induces laughter.

hilarity frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hilarity occurs in english on average 2.3 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 hilarity 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 hilarity can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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