how to pronounce lesser


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lesser is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… higher concentration to a lesser one now …”

meanings of lesser


  1. Comparative form of little: more little.
  2. Of two (or, rarely, more than two) things: the smaller in size (littler), in value, in importance etc.


  1. A thing that is of smaller size, value, importance etc.


  1. A surname​.

lesser frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word lesser occurs in english on average 11 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lesser 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 lesser can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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