how to pronounce sinister


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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 is pronounced in three syllables

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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.

sinister frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sinister occurs in english on average 7.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sinister 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 sinister can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with sinister


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