how to pronounce shortness


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the above transcription of shortness 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.

shortness is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you have shortness of breath chest …”

meanings of shortness


  1. The property of being short or terse.
  2. The property of being short, of being small of stature or brief.
  3. The result or product of being short.

shortness frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shortness occurs in english on average 0.6 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 shortness 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 shortness can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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