how to pronounce artifice


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artifice is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of artifice in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… unreformed artifice of of of the british …”

meanings of artifice


  1. A trick played out as an ingenious, but artful, ruse.
  2. Something made with technical skill; a contrivance.
  3. A strategic maneuver that uses some clever means to avoid detection or capture.
  4. A crafty but underhanded deception.
  5. A tactical move to gain advantage.


  1. To construct by means of skill or specialised art.

artifice frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word artifice occurs in english on average 0.8 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 artifice 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 artifice can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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