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vice is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of vice pronunciation
An example use of vice in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… districts because it's a vice so you're …”
meanings of vice
A bad habit.
Any of various crimes related (depending on jurisdiction) to prostitution, pornography, gambling, alcohol, or drugs.
A defect in the temper or behaviour of a horse, such as to make the animal dangerous, to injure its health, or to diminish its usefulness.
A grip or grasp.
One who acts in place of a superior.
A winding or spiral staircase.
A mechanical screw apparatus used for clamping or holding (also spelled vise).
A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements.
To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.
In place of; subordinate to; designating a person below another in rank.
Instead of, in place of.
vice frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR
the word vice occurs in english on average 15.8 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.