how to pronounce decency


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the above transcription of decency 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.

decency is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… matters is equity decency and doing the …”

meaning of decency

Decency means the quality of being decent, proper, or socially acceptable.

decency frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word decency occurs in english on average 3.4 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 decency 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 decency can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with decency


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