how to pronounce silliness


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the above transcription of silliness 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.

silliness is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… more silliness more warmth more bravery …”

meanings of silliness


  1. That which is perceived as silly or frivolous.
  2. An act that is silly; a result of being silly.

silliness frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word silliness occurs in english on average 1.8 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 silliness 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 silliness can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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