how to pronounce cornerstone


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cornerstone is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… works within this cornerstone of the …”

meanings of cornerstone


  1. Such a stone used ceremonially, often inscribed with the architect's and owner's names, dates and other details.
  2. That which is prominent, fundamental, noteworthy, or central.
  3. A stone forming the base at the corner of a building.

cornerstone frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cornerstone occurs in english on average 1.8 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 cornerstone 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 cornerstone can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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