how to pronounce misuse


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the above transcription of misuse 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.

misuse is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of misuse pronunciation

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

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meanings of misuse


  1. To abuse or mistreat (something or someone).
  2. To use (something) incorrectly.
  3. To rape (a woman); later more generally, to sexually abuse (someone).
  4. To abuse verbally, to insult.


  1. An incorrect, improper or unlawful use of something.

misuse frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word misuse occurs in english on average 4.5 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 misuse 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 misuse can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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