how to pronounce complimentary


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the above transcription of complimentary 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.

complimentary is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… while cooing complimentary comments and …”

meanings of complimentary


  1. With respect to the closing of a letter, formal and professional.
  2. In the nature of a compliment.
  3. Free; provided at no charge.

complimentary frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word complimentary occurs in english on average 5.8 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 complimentary 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 complimentary can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to complimentary


words that rhyme with complimentary


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