Definition of difficulty in English:

difficulty

Syllabification: dif·fi·cul·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈdifikəltē
 
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noun (plural difficulties)

Origin

late Middle English (in the senses 'requiring effort or skill' and 'something difficult'): from Latin difficultas, from dis- (expressing reversal) + facultas 'ability, opportunity'.

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noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody