how to pronounce meticulous


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meticulous is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… is a good example of the meticulous work …”

meanings of meticulous


  1. Characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details.
  2. Timid, fearful, overly cautious.

meticulous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word meticulous 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 meticulous 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 meticulous can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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