how to pronounce bookend


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bookend is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… as a bookend to the speech …”

meanings of bookend


  1. A heavy object or moveable support placed at one or both ends of a row of books for the purpose of keeping them upright.
  2. Something that comes before, after, or at both sides of something else.


  1. To come before and after, or at both sides of.

bookend frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bookend occurs in english on average 0.4 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 bookend 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 bookend can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to bookend


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