how to pronounce impasse


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impasse is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… an an impasse very quickly if we just …”

meanings of impasse


  1. A road with no exit; a cul-de-sac.
  2. A deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made.

impasse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word impasse occurs in english on average 1.7 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 impasse 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 impasse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to impasse


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