how to pronounce penniless


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the above transcription of penniless 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.

penniless is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… die penniless and and and heartbroken …”

meanings of penniless


  1. Lacking even the smallest amount of money.

penniless frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word penniless occurs in english on average 0.7 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 penniless 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 penniless can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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