how to pronounce civility


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the above transcription of civility 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.

civility is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… a matter of civility in return for the …”

meanings of civility


  1. An individual act or expression of polite behaviour; a courtesy.
  2. Speech or behaviour that is fit for civil interactions; politeness, courtesy.
  3. A civil office; a civil capacity.
  4. The state or fact of being civilized; civilization.

civility frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word civility 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 civility 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 civility can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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