how to pronounce alternative


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the above transcription of alternative is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

alternative is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… to Congress an alternative pay plan that …”

meaning of alternative

Alternative means a choice or a replacement for something.

alternative frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word alternative occurs in english on average 38.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics alternative 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 alternative can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to alternative


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