how to pronounce obscurity


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the above transcription of obscurity 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.

obscurity is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… of human history in total obscurity then …”

meanings of obscurity


  1. Darkness; the absence of light.
  2. The state of being unknown; a thing that is unknown.
  3. The quality of being difficult to understand; a thing that is difficult to understand.

obscurity frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word obscurity occurs in english on average 2.4 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 obscurity 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 obscurity can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to obscurity


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