how to pronounce bluff


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the above transcription of bluff 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.

bluff is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… summit of this historic bluff all are …”

meaning of bluff

Bluff means to deceive someone by pretending to have more resources than you actually have.

bluff frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bluff occurs in english on average 3.3 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 bluff 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 bluff can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to bluff


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