how to pronounce pretension


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the above transcription of pretension 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.

pretension is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… cocktails with no pretension with a lot …”

meanings of pretension


  1. A claim or aspiration to a particular status or quality.
  2. Pretentiousness.


  1. To apply tension to an object before some other event or process.
  2. To apply tension to reinforcing strands before concrete is poured in.

pretension frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pretension occurs in english on average 0.5 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 pretension 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 pretension can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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