how to pronounce lethal


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lethal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… is both lethal and highly transmissible …”

meanings of lethal


  1. An allele that causes the death of the organism that carries it.
  2. Any weapon that causes death.
  3. One of the higher alcohols of the paraffine series obtained from spermaceti as a white crystalline solid.


  1. Deadly; mortal; fatal.

lethal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lethal occurs in english on average 5.1 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 lethal 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 lethal can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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