how to pronounce ictus


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the above transcription of ictus 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.

ictus is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of ictus


  1. The pulse.
  2. A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
  3. In conducting, the indication of a musical event, most often the beat of the tempo or the entry of a section of the orchestra.
  4. The stress of voice laid upon an accented syllable of a word. Compare arsis.

ictus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ictus occurs in english on average 0 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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