how to pronounce imbecile


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the above transcription of imbecile 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.

imbecile is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… other things and an imbecile about you …”

meaning of imbecile

Imbecile means a person who is mentally deficient.

imbecile frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word imbecile occurs in english on average 0.4 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 imbecile 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 imbecile can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to imbecile


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