how to pronounce vilify


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the above transcription of vilify 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.

vilify is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Attorney General to vilify his wife I …”

meanings of vilify


  1. To say defamatory things about someone or something; to speak ill of.
  2. To belittle through speech; to put down.

vilify frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vilify occurs in english on average 0.1 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 vilify 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 vilify can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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