how to pronounce folly


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the above transcription of folly 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.

folly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… this is a folly that uniquely British …”

meaning of folly

Folly is a word that means something that is foolish or impractical.

folly frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word folly occurs in english on average 9.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics folly 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 folly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to folly


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