how to pronounce clandestine


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the above transcription of clandestine 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.

clandestine is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… or secrets of a clandestine intestine or …”

meanings of clandestine


  1. Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
  2. Not recognized as a regular member.

clandestine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word clandestine occurs in english on average 1.3 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 clandestine 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 clandestine can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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