how to pronounce oblivious


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oblivious is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… they're completely oblivious to our …”

meanings of oblivious


  1. Failing to remember; forgetful.
  2. Lacking awareness; unmindful; unaware, unconscious of.

oblivious frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word oblivious occurs in english on average 5.8 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.

topics oblivious 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 oblivious can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to oblivious


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