how to pronounce contemplative


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contemplative is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… it's very contemplative there's …”

meanings of contemplative


  1. Pertaining to a religious contemplative, or a contemplative religious orders, especially the Roman Catholic varieties.
  2. Inclined to contemplate; introspective and thoughtful; meditative.
  3. Relating to, or having the power of, contemplation.


  1. Someone who has dedicated themselves to religious contemplation.

contemplative frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word contemplative occurs in english on average 1.3 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 contemplative 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 contemplative can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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