how to pronounce ancillary


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the above transcription of ancillary 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.

ancillary is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… way one of the ancillary benefits of the …”

meanings of ancillary


  1. Something that serves an ancillary function, such as an easel for a painter.
  2. An auxiliary.


  1. Subordinate; secondary; auxiliary.

ancillary frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ancillary occurs in english on average 0.9 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 ancillary 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 ancillary can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to ancillary


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