how to pronounce smear


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the above transcription of smear 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.

smear is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… she'd had a smear test couple years …”

meaning of smear

To smear something is to spread it over a surface.

smear frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word smear occurs in english on average 3.2 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to smear


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