how to pronounce allowable


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allowable is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… what's what's allowable and acceptable …”

meanings of allowable


  1. Permissible; tolerable; legitimate.
  2. Praiseworthy.
  3. Intellectually admissible; valid; probable.
  4. Able to be added or deducted in consideration of something.
  5. Appropriate; satisfactory; acceptable.


  1. Permitted amount or activity.

allowable frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word allowable occurs in english on average 0.8 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 allowable 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 allowable can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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