how to pronounce brighten


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brighten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… beads brighten up everybody's day …”

meanings of brighten


  1. To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven.
  2. To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up.
  3. To become brighter or more cheerful in mood.
  4. To make bright or brighter in color.
  5. To make acute or witty; to enliven.
  6. To make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to.

brighten frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word brighten occurs in english on average 1.6 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 brighten 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 brighten can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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