how to pronounce startle


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the above transcription of startle 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.

startle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… now they're not they might startle a …”

meaning of startle

Startle means to cause to jump suddenly or to make someone feel frightened.

startle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word startle occurs in english on average 0.4 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 startle 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 startle can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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