how to pronounce wilderness


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the above transcription of wilderness 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.

wilderness is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… yet even in these wilderness years owens …”

meanings of wilderness


  1. A place that is uncared for, and therefore devoted to disorder or wildness.
  2. An unsettled and uncultivated tract of land in its natural state; a barren land; a wild or waste.
  3. A bewildering flock or throng.
  4. Wild or unrefined state; wildness.
  5. A situation that is bewildering, or that which makes one feel awkward.

wilderness frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word wilderness occurs in english on average 6.9 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 wilderness 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 wilderness can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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