how to pronounce hiatus


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the above transcription of hiatus 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.

hiatus is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… since then there has been a hiatus about …”

meanings of hiatus


  1. An interruption, break or pause.
  2. A gap in a series, making it incomplete.
  3. An unexpected break from work.
  4. A gap in geological strata.
  5. A syllable break between two vowels, without an intervening consonant. (Compare diphthong.).
  6. An opening in an organ.

hiatus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hiatus 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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