how to pronounce unexpected


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the above transcription of unexpected 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.

unexpected is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… what was the most unexpected part of it …”

meanings of unexpected


  1. Not expected, anticipated or foreseen.


  1. Someone or something unexpected.

unexpected frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word unexpected occurs in english on average 25.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics unexpected 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 unexpected can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to unexpected


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