how to pronounce imprecation


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the above transcription of imprecation 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.

imprecation is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of imprecation


  1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone; a prayer that a curse or calamity may befall someone.
  2. A curse.

imprecation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word imprecation occurs in english on average 0.1 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 imprecation 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 imprecation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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