how to pronounce sustainability


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the above transcription of sustainability 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.

sustainability is pronounced in six syllables

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video examples of sustainability pronunciation

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

“… go to a landfill dairy sustainability to …”

meanings of sustainability


  1. The ability to sustain something.
  2. A means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals for future generations.

sustainability frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sustainability occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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