how to pronounce barren


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the above transcription of barren 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.

barren is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a small island in the barren sea right …”

meaning of barren

Barren means having no plants or animals.

barren frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word barren occurs in english on average 4.3 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 barren 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 barren can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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