how to pronounce frighten


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the above transcription of frighten 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.

frighten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… superficially anyway to frighten the way …”

meaning of frighten

To frighten means to cause to feel fear or terror.

frighten frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word frighten occurs in english on average 4.4 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 frighten 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 frighten can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to frighten


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