how to pronounce rapid


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the above transcription of rapid 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.

rapid is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… followed was a period of rapid colonial …”

meaning of rapid

Rapid means quick and sudden.

rapid frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word rapid occurs in english on average 10.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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