how to pronounce shortcoming


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the above transcription of shortcoming 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.

shortcoming is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… times there's the the shortcoming is …”

meanings of shortcoming


  1. Deficiency.

shortcoming frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shortcoming occurs in english on average 0.2 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 shortcoming 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 shortcoming can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to shortcoming


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