how to pronounce antithesis


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the above transcription of antithesis 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.

antithesis is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… is actually an antithesis to my black …”

meanings of antithesis


  1. A proposition that is the diametric opposite of some other proposition.
  2. A device by which two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in parallel form.

antithesis frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word antithesis occurs in english on average 1.2 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 antithesis 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 antithesis can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to antithesis


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