how to pronounce earthquake


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earthquake is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… down in in an earthquake or something we …”

meanings of earthquake


  1. Such a quake specifically occurring on the planet Earth, as opposed to other celestial bodies.
  2. A shaking of the ground, caused by volcanic activity or movement around geologic faults.


  1. To undergo an earthquake.

earthquake frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word earthquake occurs in english on average 4.9 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.

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