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archaic is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… going over this archaic blood pressure …”

meanings of archaic


  1. Of or characterized by antiquity; old-fashioned, quaint, antiquated.
  2. No longer in ordinary use, though still used occasionally to give a sense of antiquity.
  3. Belonging to the archaic period.


  1. (A member of) an archaic variety of Homo sapiens.
  2. A general term for the prehistoric period intermediate between the earliest period (‘', ‘Paleo-American', ‘American‐paleolithic', &c.) of human presence in the Western Hemisphere, and the most recent prehistoric period (‘Woodland', etc.).

archaic frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

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