how to pronounce stiffen


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stiffen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… uh can stiffen the polymer and so it can …”

meanings of stiffen


  1. To become stiff.
  2. To make stiff.

stiffen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word stiffen occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

words that rhyme with stiffen


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