how to pronounce sorry


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the above transcription of sorry 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.

sorry is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… going to say no I'm sorry I'm busy no …”

meaning of sorry

Sorry means to feel regret or remorse for having caused someone else to feel hurt or offended.

sorry frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word sorry occurs in english on average 109 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to sorry


words that rhyme with sorry


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