how to pronounce stifle


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stifle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… facebook would want to stifle us …”

meanings of stifle


  1. To smother or suffocate.
  2. To repress, keep in or hold back.
  3. To interrupt or cut off.
  4. To die of suffocation.
  5. To feel smothered etc.
  6. To treat a silkworm cocoon with steam as part of the process of silk production.


  1. A hind knee of various mammals, especially horses.
  2. A bone disease of this region.

stifle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word stifle 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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