how to pronounce numb


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numb is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… woman also tried to numb their pain with …”

meanings of numb


  1. To cause (the mind, faculties, etc.) to be less acute.
  2. To become numb (especially physically).
  3. To cause (a feeling) to be less intense.
  4. To cause to become numb (physically or emotionally).


  1. Causing numbness.
  2. Emotionally unable to feel or respond in a normal way.
  3. Physically unable to feel, not having the power of sensation.

numb frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word numb occurs in english on average 6.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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