how to pronounce unstable


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unstable is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… market is also very unstable this is …”

meanings of unstable


  1. Fickle.
  2. Readily decomposable.
  3. Fluctuating; not constant.
  4. Radioactive, especially with a short half-life.
  5. Having a strong tendency to change.
  6. Unpredictable.


  1. To release (an animal) from a stable.

unstable frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word unstable 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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