how to pronounce horrifying


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the above transcription of horrifying 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.

horrifying is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… we're making a giant horrifying sushi …”

meanings of horrifying


  1. Present participle of horrify.


  1. Tending to inspire horror; that horrifies; horrific.

horrifying frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word horrifying occurs in english on average 3.9 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 horrifying 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 horrifying can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to horrifying


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