how to pronounce airlift


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airlift is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… provides heavy airlift transportation …”

meanings of airlift


  1. The transportation of troops, civilians or supplies by air, especially in an emergency.
  2. Such a flight.
  3. A pipe that is used to suck up objects from the sea bed.


  1. To transport (troops etc) in an airlift.

airlift frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word airlift occurs in english on average 0.2 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 airlift 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 airlift can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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