how to pronounce athlete


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the above transcription of athlete 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.

athlete is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… he is an athlete that he wants equality …”

meaning of athlete

An athlete is a person who participates in a sport.

athlete frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word athlete occurs in english on average 6.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to athlete


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