how to pronounce acceptable


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the above transcription of acceptable 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.

acceptable is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of acceptable in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it would be more acceptable to a reader …”

meanings of acceptable


  1. Worthy, decent, sure of being accepted or received with at least moderate pleasure.
  2. Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.

acceptable frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word acceptable occurs in english on average 20.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with acceptable


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