how to pronounce heighten


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heighten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to heighten awareness of businesses …”

meanings of heighten


  1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
  2. To advance, increase, augment, make larger, more intense, stronger etc.

heighten frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word heighten occurs in english on average 1.2 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.

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