how to pronounce platitude


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platitude is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… really like a platitude it doesn't seem …”

meanings of platitude


  1. An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.
  2. Unoriginality; triteness.
  3. A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.
  4. Flatness; lack of change, activity, or deviation.

platitude frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word platitude occurs in english on average 0.1 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 platitude 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 platitude can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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