how to pronounce lapse


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the above transcription of lapse 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.

lapse is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… try lapse here just before another wave …”

meaning of lapse

A lapse is a sudden change in behavior or attitude.

lapse frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lapse occurs in english on average 2.3 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 lapse 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 lapse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to lapse


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