how to pronounce retaliation


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retaliation is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… expect some retaliation then on Sunday …”

meanings of retaliation


  1. Violent or otherwise punitive response to an act of harm or perceived injustice; a hitting back; revenge.

retaliation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word retaliation occurs in english on average 2.9 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 retaliation 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 retaliation can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to retaliation


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