how to pronounce instinct


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the above transcription of instinct 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.

instinct is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… killer instinct of big cats most of us …”

meaning of instinct

Instinct is a natural impulse to act or react in a certain way without conscious thought.

instinct frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word instinct occurs in english on average 11.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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