how to pronounce impediment


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the above transcription of impediment 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.

impediment is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… that is plainly an impediment on your …”

meanings of impediment


  1. Baggage, especially that of an army; impedimenta.
  2. A hindrance; that which impedes or obstructs progress.
  3. A disability, especially one affecting the hearing or speech.

impediment frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word impediment occurs in english on average 1.2 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 impediment 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 impediment can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with impediment


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