how to pronounce shun


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the above transcription of shun 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.

shun is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… can't do week store shun true many of …”

meanings of shun


  1. To avoid, especially persistently.
  2. To screen, hide.
  3. To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).
  4. To shove, push.

shun frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shun occurs in english on average 1.3 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 shun 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 shun can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to shun


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