how to pronounce bystander


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the above transcription of bystander 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.

bystander is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of bystander pronunciation

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

“… video taken by a bystander revealed the …”

meanings of bystander


  1. A person who, although present at some event, does not take part in it; an observer or spectator.

bystander frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bystander occurs in english on average 0.9 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.

topics bystander 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 bystander can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to bystander


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