how to pronounce sorrow


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sorrow is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… I am NOT my sorrow I am NOT my fears I …”

meanings of sorrow


  1. Unhappiness, woe.
  2. (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.


  1. To feel or express grief.
  2. To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.


  1. A surname​.

sorrow frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sorrow occurs in english on average 10.5 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.

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