how to pronounce consternation


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the above transcription of consternation 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.

consternation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… the consternation of Francis Bellamy who …”

meanings of consternation


  1. Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay.

consternation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word consternation occurs in english on average 2.1 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 consternation 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 consternation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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