how to pronounce underworld

/ˈʌndɚˌwɝld/

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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 frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word underworld occurs in english on average 4.3 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.

underworld is pronounced in three syllables

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ʌndɚwɝld

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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

noun:

  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.

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