how to pronounce scary


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the above transcription of scary 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.

scary is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we've seen some scary external scary …”

meanings of scary


  1. Causing or able to cause fright.
  2. Uncannily striking or surprising.
  3. Subject to sudden alarm; easily frightened.


  1. Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

scary frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word scary occurs in english on average 2.2 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.

words that rhyme with scary


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