how to pronounce harsh


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the above transcription of harsh 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.

harsh is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… that pursuing a harsh chaotic brexit …”

meaning of harsh

Harsh means rough, severe, or severe in quality.

harsh frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word harsh occurs in english on average 15.4 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 harsh 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 harsh can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to harsh


words that rhyme with harsh


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