how to pronounce shocked


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shocked is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and i was like shocked it was this like …”

meanings of shocked


  1. Affected, altered, or transformed by one or more shock waves.
  2. Suffering from shock.
  3. Surprised, startled, confused, or taken aback.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of shock.

shocked frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shocked occurs in english on average 25.3 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to shocked


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