how to pronounce shatter


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the above transcription of shatter 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.

shatter is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… crime and homicide in DC shatter some of …”

meanings of shatter


  1. To dispirit or emotionally defeat.
  2. To destroy or disable something.
  3. To smash, or break into tiny pieces.
  4. To violently break something into pieces.
  5. To scatter about.


  1. A form of concentrated cannabis.
  2. A (pine) needle.
  3. A fragment of anything shattered.

shatter frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shatter occurs in english on average 2.7 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 shatter 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 shatter can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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