how to pronounce sinister

/ˈsɪnəstɚ/

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the above transcription of sinister 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.

sinister frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sinister occurs in english on average 3.3 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.

sinister is pronounced in three syllables

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sɪnəstɚ

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

“… canisters by a sinister the Hyun Seon …”

meaning of sinister

Sinister means evil, bad, or threatening.

words that rhyme with sinister

minister

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