how to pronounce stiffness


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stiffness is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… changes in volume and that stiffness is …”

meanings of stiffness


  1. Rigidity or a measure of rigidity.
  2. Muscular tension due to unaccustomed or excessive exercise or work; soreness.
  3. Inflexibility or a measure of inflexibility.
  4. Inelegance; a lack of relaxedness.

stiffness frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word stiffness occurs in english on average 1.3 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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