how to pronounce blockbuster


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blockbuster is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… this is the first blockbuster to truly …”

meanings of blockbuster


  1. Anything very large or powerful; a whopper.
  2. Something, such as a film or book, that sustains exceptional and widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales, as opposed to a box office bomb.
  3. A high-explosive bomb used for the purposes of demolishing extensive areas, such as a city block.
  4. A large firework of the firecracker type; an M-80.
  5. One who engages in blockbusting (technique encouraging people to sell property).

blockbuster frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word blockbuster occurs in english on average 3.2 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 blockbuster 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 blockbuster can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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