how to pronounce baseball


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the above transcription of baseball 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.

baseball is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… boys like dirt and baseball and she was …”

meanings of baseball


  1. The ball used to play the sport of baseball.
  2. A variant of poker in which cards with baseball-related values have special significance.
  3. A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins.

baseball frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word baseball occurs in english on average 27.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to baseball


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