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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



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noun pronunciation pronunciation in British English /prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. [countable/uncountable] the way in which a word or language is pronounced

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      [singular] the way in which someone speaks a foreign language

      Her pronunciation is gradually improving.


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