how to pronounce sunset


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sunset is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… which is either sunset or death and it's …”

meanings of sunset


  1. The region where the sun sets; the west.
  2. The changes in color of the sky at sunset.
  3. The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.
  4. Having a set termination date.
  5. The final period of the life of a person or thing. one's sunset years.


  1. To phase out.

sunset frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sunset occurs in english on average 5.7 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.

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