how to pronounce capable


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capable is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… this robot is even capable of picking …”

meanings of capable


  1. Of sufficient capacity or size for holding, containing, receiving or taking in; accessible to. Construed with of, for or an infinitive.
  2. Able and efficient; having the ability needed for a specific task; having the disposition to do something; permitting or being susceptible to something.

capable frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word capable occurs in english on average 32.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with capable


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