how to pronounce tricky


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the above transcription of tricky 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.

tricky is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you know I think it's tricky there's a …”

meanings of tricky


  1. Hard to deal with, complicated.
  2. Adept at using deception.
  3. Relating to or associated with a prostitution trick.

tricky frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tricky occurs in english on average 13.3 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 tricky 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 tricky can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to tricky


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