how to pronounce tenderness


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the above transcription of tenderness 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.

tenderness is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… filled with tenderness as flowers create …”

meanings of tenderness


  1. Concern for the feelings or welfare of others.
  2. A tendency to express warm, compassionate feelings.
  3. Pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched.

tenderness frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tenderness occurs in english on average 3.9 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 tenderness 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 tenderness can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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