how to pronounce sharpened


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sharpened is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… women sharpened women she provides …”

meanings of sharpened


  1. Having a sharp point or edge.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of sharpen.

sharpened frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sharpened occurs in english on average 1.4 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 sharpened 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 sharpened can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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