how to pronounce embarrass


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embarrass is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… government to embarrass it seems to me …”

meanings of embarrass


  1. To humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash.
  2. To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct.
  3. To involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to encumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands.

embarrass frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word embarrass occurs in english on average 2.2 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 embarrass 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 embarrass can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with embarrass


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