how to pronounce derision


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the above transcription of derision 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.

derision is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… is worthy of derision um but in truth uh …”

meanings of derision


  1. Act of treating with disdain.
  2. Something to be derided; a laughing stock.

derision frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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