how to pronounce mountainous


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mountainous is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… these mountainous waves of rubble that …”

meanings of mountainous


  1. Resembling a mountain, especially in size; huge; towering.
  2. Having many mountains; characterized by mountains; of the nature of a mountain; rough (terrain); rocky.
  3. Very difficult.
  4. Inhabiting mountains; hence, barbarous.

mountainous frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mountainous occurs in english on average 1.4 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 mountainous 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 mountainous can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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