how to pronounce sympathy


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the above transcription of sympathy 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.

sympathy is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… kind of sympathy right it was always oh …”

meaning of sympathy

Sympathy is a feeling of sorrow for someone else's misfortune.

sympathy frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sympathy occurs in english on average 11.8 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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