how to pronounce killjoy


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killjoy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… being portrayed as a killjoy and a snob …”

meanings of killjoy


  1. A person who is anti-fun, or prevents others from having fun.

killjoy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word killjoy occurs in english on average 0.4 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 killjoy 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 killjoy can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to killjoy


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