how to pronounce stiff


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stiff is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… direction it becomes stiff you can bend …”

meaning of stiff

Stiff means rigid, inflexible, or unyielding.

stiff frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word stiff occurs in english on average 15.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to stiff


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