how to pronounce humbug


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the above transcription of humbug 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.

humbug is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… novel is humbug and so I just thought it …”

meaning of humbug

Humbug is a word that means a person who is a fraud or a fake.

humbug frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word humbug occurs in english on average 0.8 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 humbug 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 humbug can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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