how to pronounce toughness


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the above transcription of toughness 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.

toughness is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the toughness that any piece …”

meanings of toughness


  1. Resistance to fracture when stressed.
  2. The state of being tough.
  3. A formidable difficulty.

toughness frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word toughness occurs in english on average 1.8 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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