how to pronounce pitfall


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the above transcription of pitfall 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.

pitfall is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the first pitfall the second one is the …”

meanings of pitfall


  1. A potential problem, hazard, or danger that is easily encountered but not immediately obvious.
  2. An antipattern.
  3. A type of trap consisting of a concealed hole in the ground: victims fall into the hole and are unable to escape.

pitfall frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pitfall occurs in english on average 0.6 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 pitfall 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 pitfall can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with pitfall


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