how to pronounce incubus


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incubus is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of incubus


  1. A feeling of oppression during sleep, sleep paralysis; night terrors, a nightmare.
  2. One of various of parasitic insects, especially subfamily Aphidiinae.
  3. An evil spirit supposed to oppress people while asleep, especially to have sex with women as they sleep.
  4. Any oppressive thing or person; a burden.

incubus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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