how to pronounce belie


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belie is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of belie


  1. To tell lies about.
  2. To show, evince or demonstrate (something) to be present, particularly something deemed contradictory or ironic.
  3. To call a liar; to accuse of falsehood.
  4. To fill with lies; to lie to.
  5. To give a false representation of.
  6. To lie around; encompass.
  7. To surround; beleaguer.
  8. To contradict, to show (something) to be false.
  9. To conceal the contradictory or ironic presence of (something).
  10. To mimic; to counterfeit.

belie frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word belie occurs in english on average 0.4 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 belie 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 belie can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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