how to pronounce threaten


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the above transcription of threaten 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.

threaten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… shipping route we threaten by icebergs …”

meaning of threaten

Threaten means to make a threat.

threaten frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word threaten occurs in english on average 9.1 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 threaten 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 threaten can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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