how to pronounce congratulations


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the above transcription of congratulations 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.

congratulations is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… okay well congratulations on knowing …”

meanings of congratulations


  1. Expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation.


  1. Plural of congratulation.

congratulations frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word congratulations occurs in english on average 15.4 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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