how to pronounce baton


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the above transcription of baton 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.

baton is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… wells who took the baton from frederick …”

meanings of baton


  1. An abatement in coats of arms to denote illegitimacy. (Also spelled batune, baston).
  2. A short vertical lightweight post, not set into the ground, used to separate wires in a fence.
  3. A short stout club used primarily by policemen; a truncheon (UK).
  4. The stick of a conductor in musical performances.
  5. An object transferred by runners in a relay race.
  6. A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes.
  7. A riband with the ends cut off, resembling a baton, as shown on a coat of arms.


  1. To strike with a baton.

baton frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word baton 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 baton 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 baton can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to baton


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