how to pronounce tarnish


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tarnish is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… never do anything that will tarnish your …”

meanings of tarnish


  1. To compromise, damage, soil, or sully.
  2. To lose its lustre or attraction; to become dull.
  3. To oxidize or discolor due to oxidation.


  1. Oxidation or discoloration, especially of a decorative metal exposed to air.

tarnish frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tarnish occurs in english on average 0.6 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 tarnish 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 tarnish can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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