how to pronounce paucity


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paucity is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… there is a paucity of opportunity for …”

meanings of paucity


  1. A smallness in size or amount that is insufficient; meagerness, dearth.
  2. Fewness in number; too few.

paucity frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word paucity occurs in english on average 1.2 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 paucity 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 paucity can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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