how to pronounce reticence


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reticence is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… there's great reticence to especially …”

meanings of reticence


  1. Synonym of aposiopesis (“an abrupt breaking-off in speech").
  2. Avoidance of saying or reluctance to say too much; discretion, tight-lippedness; an instance of acting in this manner.
  3. Often followed by to: hesitancy or reluctance (to do something).
  4. Followed by of: discretion or restraint in the use of something.
  5. A silent and reserved nature.


  1. To deliberately not listen or pay attention to; to disregard, to ignore.

reticence frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word reticence occurs in english on average 0.4 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 reticence 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 reticence can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to reticence


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