how to pronounce torture


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torture is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… so being impatient will torture you and …”

meanings of torture


  1. The "suffering of the heart" imposed by one on another, as in personal relationships.
  2. (often as "absolute torture") stage fright, severe embarrassment.
  3. Intentional causing of somebody's experiencing agony.


  1. To intentionally inflict severe pain or suffering on (someone).

torture frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word torture occurs in english on average 16.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with torture


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