how to pronounce vital


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vital is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… on the Internet absolutely vital that we …”

meanings of vital


  1. Invigorating or life-giving.
  2. Relating to, or characteristic of life.
  3. Necessary to continued existence.
  4. Necessary to the continuation of life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends.
  5. Containing life; living.
  6. Relating to the recording of life events.
  7. Capable of living; in a state to live; viable.
  8. Very important.


  1. A surname​.

vital frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word vital occurs in english on average 20.7 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.

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