how to pronounce pretence


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the above transcription of pretence 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.

pretence is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… any uh pretence otherwise is complete …”

meanings of pretence


  1. Something asserted or alleged on slight evidence; an unwarranted assumption.
  2. An act of pretending or pretension; a false claim or pretext.
  3. Intention; design.

pretence frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pretence 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 pretence 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 pretence can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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