how to pronounce pity


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pity is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… self-pity we punched back twice as hard …”

meanings of pity


  1. Something regrettable.
  2. A feeling of sympathy at the misfortune or suffering of someone or something.
  3. Piety.


  1. To feel pity for (someone or something).
  2. To make (someone) feel pity; to provoke the sympathy or compassion of.


  1. Short form of what a pity.

pity frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word pity occurs in english on average 11.4 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 pity 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 pity can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to pity


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