how to pronounce captive


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the above transcription of captive 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.

captive is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… they they let all the captive uh …”

meaning of captive

Captive means a person who is limited in the freedom of movement.

captive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word captive occurs in english on average 4.9 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 captive 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 captive can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to captive


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