how to pronounce impressive


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impressive is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and perhaps most impressive it requires …”

meanings of impressive


  1. Making, or tending to make, a positive impression; having power to impress.
  2. Appealing.
  3. Capable of being impressed.

impressive frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word impressive occurs in english on average 30 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 impressive 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 impressive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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