how to pronounce sharpen


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the above transcription of sharpen 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.

sharpen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we sharpen our answers but we're also …”

meaning of sharpen

To sharpen means to make something sharper by rubbing it against a surface.

sharpen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sharpen occurs in english on average 1.7 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 sharpen 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 sharpen can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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