how to pronounce trepidation


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the above transcription of trepidation is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

trepidation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… more trepidation and caution …”

meanings of trepidation


  1. A fearful state; a state of concern or hesitation.
  2. An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
  3. A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.

trepidation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word trepidation occurs in english on average 1.8 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 trepidation 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 trepidation can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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