how to pronounce compliment


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the above transcription of compliment 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.

compliment is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of compliment pronunciation

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

“… ordered it i want to compliment fema and …”

meanings of compliment


  1. Complimentary language; courtesy, flattery.
  2. An expression of praise, congratulation, or respect.
  3. Misspelling of complement.


  1. Misspelling of complement.
  2. To pay a compliment (to); to express a favorable opinion (of).

compliment frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word compliment occurs in english on average 9 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 compliment 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 compliment can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to compliment


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