how to pronounce portent


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portent is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… but also a portent of doom that the …”

meanings of portent


  1. Something regarded as portentous; a marvel; prodigy.
  2. A portending; significance.
  3. Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.

portent frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word portent 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 portent 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 portent can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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