how to pronounce tortured


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tortured is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… confinement she had been tortured she …”

meanings of tortured


  1. Having been subjected to torture, mental or physical.
  2. Involving suffering and difficulty.
  3. Of literature, burdened by unnecessary complexity, obfuscation, abstruseness, etc.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of torture.

tortured frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tortured occurs in english on average 7.1 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 tortured 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 tortured can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with tortured


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