how to pronounce lighten


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the above transcription of lighten 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.

lighten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… through five i lighten the flywheel and …”

meaning of lighten

Lighten means to make something less heavy.

lighten frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lighten occurs in english on average 1.7 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 lighten 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 lighten can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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