how to pronounce terrifying


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terrifying is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… age can seem terrifying especially when …”

meanings of terrifying


  1. Frightening or intimidating.
  2. Of a formidable nature; terrific.


  1. Present participle of terrify.

terrifying frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word terrifying occurs in english on average 10.4 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 terrifying 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 terrifying can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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