how to pronounce quagmire


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the above transcription of quagmire 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.

quagmire is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… kind of quagmire of in-between should I …”

meanings of quagmire


  1. A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.
  2. A swampy, soggy area of ground.


  1. To embroil (a person, etc.) in complexity or difficulty.

quagmire frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word quagmire occurs in english on average 0.5 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 quagmire 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 quagmire can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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