how to pronounce refrain


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the above transcription of refrain 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.

refrain is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… provides that states must refrain from …”

meaning of refrain

A refrain is a repeated line or passage in a song or poem.

refrain frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word refrain occurs in english on average 3.8 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 refrain 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 refrain can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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