how to pronounce poor


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poor is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… inflation but the poor inflation pass …”

meaning of poor

Poor means lacking in material wealth.

poor frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word poor occurs in english on average 112.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics poor 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 poor can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to poor


words that rhyme with poor


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