how to pronounce swarthy


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swarthy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… thought of as swarthy tremendous …”

meanings of swarthy


  1. Dark-skinned.
  2. Tawny, dusky, dark.
  3. Darker-skinned than white, but lighter-skinned than tawny.
  4. Evil, malicious.
  5. Weathered, rough.


  1. A swarthy person.

swarthy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word swarthy occurs in english on average 0.4 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 swarthy 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 swarthy can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to swarthy


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