how to pronounce alien


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alien is pronounced in three syllables

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

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meanings of alien


  1. A person, animal, plant, or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.
  2. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged.
  3. A foreigner residing in a country.
  4. Any life form of extraterrestrial or extradimensional origin.


  1. Pertaining to extraterrestrial life.
  2. Incompatible, very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.
  3. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign.


  1. To estrange; to alienate.
  2. To transfer the ownership of something.

alien frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word alien occurs in english on average 22.9 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 alien 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 alien can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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