how to pronounce athletes


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the above transcription of athletes 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.

athletes is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… um has now made athletes possible to do …”

meanings of athletes


  1. Plural of athlete.

athletes frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word athletes occurs in english on average 13.5 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 athletes 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 athletes can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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