how to pronounce starvation


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the above transcription of starvation 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.

starvation is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… your body goes into starvation mode I …”

meanings of starvation


  1. Severe shortage of resources.
  2. A condition of severe suffering due to a lack of nutrition.

starvation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word starvation 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.

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