how to pronounce cleaner


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cleaner is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… while it might be cleaner to do it when …”

meanings of cleaner


  1. A substance used for cleaning, a cleaning agent.
  2. A device that cleans, such as the vacuum cleaner.
  3. A hitman; a hired assassin, usually in the employ of an organized crime syndicate, such as the mafia.
  4. A professional laundry or dry cleaner (business). (This form is now interpreted as plural and usually spelled without an apostrophe, even in official usage, to justify the removal of the apostrophe. It was traditionally spelled cleaner's with an apostrophe because this is grammatically correct, as can be seen with forms such as go to the doctor's, which cannot be reinterpreted as plural.).
  5. A person whose occupation is to clean floors, windows and other things.


  1. Comparative form of clean: more clean.

cleaner frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word cleaner occurs in english on average 10.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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