how to pronounce twinge


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twinge is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… done there's a little twinge of guilt …”

meanings of twinge


  1. To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.
  2. To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
  3. To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain.


  1. A sudden sharp pain.
  2. A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.

twinge frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word twinge occurs in english on average 1.2 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 twinge 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 twinge can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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