how to pronounce rigorous


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the above transcription of rigorous 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.

rigorous is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… this rigorous type of schooling well i …”

meaning of rigorous

Rigorous means demanding or requiring great effort or strict adherence to a standard.

rigorous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rigorous occurs in english on average 3.6 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 rigorous 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 rigorous can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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