how to pronounce successful


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the above transcription of successful 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.

successful is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… but to be a successful investor who …”

meanings of successful


  1. Resulting in success; assuring, or promoting, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect.

successful frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word successful occurs in english on average 70.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with successful


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