how to pronounce intense


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intense is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… after a week of intense creativity and …”

meanings of intense


  1. Stressful and tiring.
  2. Extreme in degree; excessive.
  3. Very emotional or passionate.
  4. Strained; tightly drawn.
  5. Very severe.
  6. Extreme in size or strength.
  7. Strict, very close or earnest.

intense frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word intense occurs in english on average 33.1 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 intense 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 intense can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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