how to pronounce sadness


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the above transcription of sadness 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.

sadness is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… from sadness still as it was like we …”

meanings of sadness


  1. An event in one's life that causes sadness.
  2. The state or emotion of being sad.

sadness frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sadness occurs in english on average 17.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with sadness


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