how to pronounce important


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the above transcription of important 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.

important is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… but to make an important point you can …”

meanings of important


  1. Having relevant and crucial value.
  2. Pompous; self-important.

important frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word important occurs in english on average 392.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics important 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 important can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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