how to pronounce reprisal


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the above transcription of reprisal 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.

reprisal is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… of reprisal you know I think that that …”

meanings of reprisal


  1. An act of retaliation.
  2. Something taken from an enemy in retaliation.
  3. The act of taking something from an enemy by way of retaliation or indemnity.

reprisal frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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