how to pronounce commonplace


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commonplace is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… mundane or commonplace is it really that …”

meanings of commonplace


  1. A memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or referred to.
  2. Something that is ordinary; something commonly done or occurring.
  3. A platitude or cliché.
  4. A commonplace book.


  1. To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes.
  2. To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads.
  3. To make a commonplace book.


  1. Ordinary; not having any remarkable characteristics.

commonplace frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word commonplace occurs in english on average 3.4 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 commonplace 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 commonplace can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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