how to pronounce shame


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the above transcription of shame 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.

shame is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… those who want to shame the dog poo …”

meaning of shame

Shame is a feeling of humiliation and regret caused by the consciousness of having done something wrong or inappropriate.

shame frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shame occurs in english on average 20.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shame 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 shame can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to shame


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