how to pronounce paralysis


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the above transcription of paralysis is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

paralysis is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… tim has had sleep paralysis since he was …”

meanings of paralysis


  1. A state of being unable to act.
  2. The complete loss of voluntary control of part of a person's body, such as one or more limbs.

paralysis frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word paralysis occurs in english on average 1.5 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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