how to pronounce perspire


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perspire is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… happen to perspire a little bit the …”

meanings of perspire


  1. To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin.
  2. To emit (sweat or perspiration) through the skin's pores.

perspire frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word perspire occurs in english on average 0.2 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 perspire 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 perspire can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to perspire


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