how to pronounce melancholy


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the above transcription of melancholy 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.

melancholy is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… subdued almost melancholy moment …”

meaning of melancholy

Melancholy means a feeling of sadness and depression.

melancholy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word melancholy occurs in english on average 3.8 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 melancholy 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 melancholy can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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