how to pronounce useful


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the above transcription of useful 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.

useful is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… this is also very useful but if you …”

meanings of useful


  1. Having a practical or beneficial use.

useful frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word useful occurs in english on average 44.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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