how to pronounce idleness


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the above transcription of idleness 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.

idleness is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… or else gibbering in idleness or moping …”

meanings of idleness


  1. The state of being indolent; indolence.
  2. The state of being idle; inactivity.
  3. Groundlessness; worthlessness; triviality.

idleness frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word idleness occurs in english on average 1.5 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 idleness 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 idleness can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to idleness


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