how to pronounce involuntary


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involuntary is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… following two involuntary psychiatric …”

meanings of involuntary


  1. Not voluntary or willing; contrary or opposed to explicit will or desire; unwilling.
  2. Without intention; unintentional.

involuntary frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word involuntary occurs in english on average 1.5 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 involuntary 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 involuntary can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to involuntary


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