how to pronounce asterisk


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the above transcription of asterisk 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.

asterisk is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of asterisk pronunciation

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

“… actually did one of the asterisk it I …”

meanings of asterisk


  1. The symbol.
  2. .
  3. A blemish in an otherwise outstanding achievement.
  4. Something in the shape of or resembling the asterisk symbol.


  1. To mark or replace with an asterisk symbol (.
  2. ); star.

asterisk frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word asterisk occurs in english on average 2.2 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 asterisk 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 asterisk can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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