how to pronounce intrusive


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the above transcription of intrusive 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.

intrusive is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… seems a little intrusive but really …”

meanings of intrusive


  1. Tending to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without permission or welcome.
  2. Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.


  1. An igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock.

intrusive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word intrusive occurs in english on average 2 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 intrusive 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 intrusive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with intrusive


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