how to pronounce afloat


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afloat is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to stay afloat 75 percent of owners …”

meanings of afloat


  1. Out at sea.
  2. Floating.
  3. Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded.
  4. Making successful progress under one's own steam.

afloat frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word afloat occurs in english on average 2.2 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 afloat 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 afloat can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to afloat


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