how to pronounce gaffe


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gaffe is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… finding his gaffe he yells now pops …”

meanings of gaffe


  1. A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.

gaffe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gaffe 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 gaffe 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 gaffe can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to gaffe


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