how to pronounce scarce


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scarce is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… time is a very scarce resource there …”

meanings of scarce


  1. Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); used with of.
  2. Uncommon, rare; difficult to find; insufficient to meet a demand.


  1. Scarcely, only just.

scarce frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word scarce occurs in english on average 3.9 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 scarce 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 scarce can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to scarce


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