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continental is pronounced in four syllables
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An example use of continental in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… anywhere in the continental US besides …”
meanings of continental
Alternative form of continental, continental European.
Of the mainland, as opposed to an island offshore.
Relating to, or characteristic of, continental Europe.
Of or relating to a continent or continents.
Pertaining to the colonies of British North America covered by the Continental Congress.
Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.
Synonym of European (including insular Europe, such as Britain, Ireland).
The smallest amount; a whit; a jot.
Someone from the continent.
Synonym of European (a denizen of Europe).
A denizen of continental Europe.
A member of the Continental army.
Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the continental congress, largely worthless by the end of the war.
A denizen of the colonies of British North America covered by the Continental Congress.
continental frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word continental occurs in english on average 4.9 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 continental can be related to
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