how to pronounce irritation


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irritation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… because of his irritation with his foil …”

meanings of irritation


  1. The state of being irritated.
  2. The act of irritating or annoying.
  3. The act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation; -- as, the condition of an organ of sense, when its nerve is affected by some external body; especially, the act of exciting muscle fibers to contraction, by artificial stimulation; as, the irritation of a motor nerve by electricity; also, the condition of a muscle and nerve, under such stimulation.
  4. A condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action.

irritation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word irritation occurs in english on average 3.2 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.

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