how to pronounce monstrous


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monstrous is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the nuclear-powered monstrous vessels of …”

meanings of monstrous


  1. Of, or relating to a mythical monster; full of monsters.
  2. Hideous or frightful.
  3. Freakish or grotesque.
  4. Marvellous; exceedingly strange; fantastical.
  5. Enormously large.

monstrous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word monstrous occurs in english on average 3.6 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.

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