how to pronounce urban


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urban is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… so again but the urban crisis obviously …”

meanings of urban


  1. Related to the (or any) city.
  2. Characteristic of city life.
  3. Relating to contemporary African American culture, especially in music.
  4. (of inhabitants or residents) Black; African American.


  1. An early Christian, also Urbane and Urbanus in various versions of the Bible. (biblical character).
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A male given name from Latin.

urban frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word urban occurs in english on average 30.8 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 urban 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 urban can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

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