how to pronounce defiance


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the above transcription of defiance 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.

defiance is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… government in defiance of the …”

meaning of defiance

Defiance is the act of resisting authority or power.

defiance frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word defiance occurs in english on average 4.1 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 defiance 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 defiance can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with defiance


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