how to pronounce underworld


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the above transcription of underworld 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.

underworld is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… time in the underworld as both a madam …”

meanings of underworld


  1. The portion of a game that is set below ground.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of underworld.
  3. The world of the dead, located underneath the world of the living; the afterlife.
  4. That part of society that is engaged in crime or vice.

underworld frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word underworld occurs in english on average 4.2 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.

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