how to pronounce ominous


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ominous is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… wrought pretty ominous if I do say so …”

meanings of ominous


  1. Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen.
  2. Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.

ominous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ominous occurs in english on average 3.1 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 ominous 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 ominous can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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