how to pronounce curtail


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curtail is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… USA and despite efforts to curtail the …”

meanings of curtail


  1. To limit or restrict, keep in check.
  2. To cut short the tail of an animal.
  3. To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate.


  1. A scroll termination, as of a step, etc.

curtail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word curtail occurs in english on average 1.4 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 curtail 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 curtail can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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