how to pronounce blockade


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blockade is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… eventually to call off the blockade in …”

meanings of blockade


  1. Any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.
  2. Preventing an opponent's pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it.
  3. The physical blocking or surrounding of a place, especially a port, in order to prevent commerce and traffic in or out.
  4. The ships or other forces used to effect a naval blockade.


  1. To create a blockade against.

blockade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word blockade occurs in english on average 1.4 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 blockade 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 blockade can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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