how to pronounce voluntary


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voluntary is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… to the body of data on a voluntary basis …”

meaning of voluntary

Voluntary means done or done without being forced or compelled.

voluntary frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word voluntary occurs in english on average 5.3 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 voluntary 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 voluntary can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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