how to pronounce closest


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the above transcription of closest 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.

closest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… that was the the closest I ever came to …”

meanings of closest


  1. Superlative form of close: most close.


  1. Second-person singular simple present form of close.

closest frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word closest occurs in english on average 19.8 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.

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