how to pronounce battalion


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battalion is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… rebel battalion in Syria you know …”

meanings of battalion


  1. A great number of things.
  2. An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.
  3. Any large body of troops.
  4. An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.


  1. To form into battalions.

battalion frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word battalion occurs in english on average 1.9 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.

words that rhyme with battalion


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