how to pronounce boldface


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the above transcription of boldface 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.

boldface is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… wearing a boldface name but someone who …”

meanings of boldface


  1. A font that is dark, having a high ratio of ink to white space, written or drawn with thick strong lines.


  1. To print or write in a boldfaced font.

boldface frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word boldface occurs in english on average 0.1 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 boldface 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 boldface can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to boldface


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