how to pronounce viral


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the above transcription of viral 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.

viral is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… once again the news went viral and in …”

meanings of viral


  1. Spread by word of mouth, with minimal intervention in order to create buzz and interest.
  2. Caused by a virus.
  3. Of the nature of an informatic virus; able to spread copies of itself to other computers.
  4. Of or relating to a biological virus.
  5. Circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another.


  1. A video, image or text spread by "word of mouth" on the internet or by e-mail for humorous, political or marketing purposes.

viral frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word viral occurs in english on average 3.8 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.

topics viral 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 viral can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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