how to pronounce misunderstanding


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the above transcription of misunderstanding 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.

misunderstanding is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… it's not a misunderstanding of something …”

meanings of misunderstanding


  1. A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
  2. A mistake as to the meaning of something or a specific point of view; erroneous interpretation or comprehension; misconception.


  1. Present participle and gerund of misunderstand.

misunderstanding frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word misunderstanding occurs in english on average 4.1 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 misunderstanding 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 misunderstanding can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to misunderstanding


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