how to pronounce bastion


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bastion is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… colleges were a bastion of free speech …”

meanings of bastion


  1. A projecting part of a rampart or other fortification.
  2. A well-fortified position; a stronghold or citadel.
  3. A person, group, or thing, that strongly defends some principle.


  1. To furnish with a bastion.

bastion frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bastion occurs in english on average 1.8 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.

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