how to pronounce turmoil


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turmoil is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… points north were in great turmoil and …”

meanings of turmoil


  1. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
  2. A state of great disorder or uncertainty.


  1. To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.
  2. To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.

turmoil frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word turmoil occurs in english on average 5 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 turmoil 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 turmoil can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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