how to pronounce sunburn


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sunburn is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you would get sunburn in this basement …”

meanings of sunburn


  1. A burn on the skin caused by excess exposure to the sun's rays.
  2. A burn on the tissue of crop plants or their fruits (especially if they are rich in water like tomatoes, grapes, apples, gooseberries) caused by excess exposure to the sun's rays.


  1. To receive a sunburn.
  2. To burn or tan (someone's skin) by the sun; to allow (a part of one's body) to become sunburnt.

sunburn frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sunburn occurs in english on average 1.2 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 sunburn 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 sunburn can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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