how to pronounce epicentre


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the above transcription of epicentre 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.

epicentre is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… stood at the epicentre of a bloodbath …”

meanings of epicentre


  1. The geographical area in which an ongoing disaster, illness, crisis, or other destructive event is currently most severe.
  2. The focal point of any activity, especially if dangerous or destructive.
  3. The point on the land or water surface directly above the focus, or hypocentre, of an earthquake.
  4. The point on the surface of the earth directly above an underground explosion.


  1. Of an earthquake: to have its epicentre (at a specified location).

epicentre frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word epicentre occurs in english on average 0.4 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 epicentre 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 epicentre can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to epicentre


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