how to pronounce underwhelm


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underwhelm is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… or underwhelm how difficult it's going …”

meanings of underwhelm


  1. To fail to impress; to perform disappointingly.

underwhelm frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word underwhelm occurs in english on average 0 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 underwhelm 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 underwhelm can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to underwhelm


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