how to pronounce colossus


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colossus is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… with code breaking Colossus is regarded …”

meanings of colossus


  1. A statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome and the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  2. Somebody or something very greatly admired and respected.
  3. Any creature or thing of gigantic size.

colossus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word colossus occurs in english on average 0.7 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 colossus 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 colossus can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with colossus


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