how to pronounce terrific


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terrific is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and they're led by terrific leaders with …”

meanings of terrific


  1. Very strong or intense; excessive, tremendous.
  2. Extremely good; excellent, amazing.
  3. Terrifying, causing terror; terrible; sublime, awe-inspiring.

terrific frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word terrific occurs in english on average 12.5 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.

topics terrific 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 terrific can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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