how to pronounce seldom


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the above transcription of seldom 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.

seldom is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… 200 members seldom agree on anything …”

meaning of seldom

Seldom means infrequently or not often.

seldom frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word seldom occurs in english on average 7.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics seldom 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 seldom can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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