how to pronounce pretenses


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the above transcription of pretenses is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

pretenses is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… lured you here under false pretenses it …”

meanings of pretenses


  1. Plural of pretense.

pretenses frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pretenses occurs in english on average 0.6 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 pretenses 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 pretenses can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with pretenses


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