how to pronounce accessory


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accessory is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… permit an accessory dwelling unit so …”

meanings of accessory


  1. An article that completes one's basic outfit, such as a scarf or gloves.
  2. Something in a work of art without being indispensably necessary, for example solely ornamental parts.
  3. A person who is not present at a crime, but contributes to it as an assistant or instigator.
  4. Something that belongs to part of another main thing; something additional and subordinate, an attachment.


  1. Assisting a crime without actually participating in committing the crime itself.
  2. Present in a minor amount, and not essential.
  3. Having a secondary, supplementary or subordinate function by accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; being additional; being connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or being contributory. Said of people and things, and, when of people, usually in a bad sense.

accessory frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word accessory occurs in english on average 3.9 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 accessory 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 accessory can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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