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corpus is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of corpus pronunciation

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

“… the police oh my corpus in here get out …”

meanings of corpus


  1. Such a collection in form of an electronic database used for linguistic analyses.
  2. A collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic or a particular author, etc.
  3. A body, a collection.


  1. Corpus Christi (city in Texas).

corpus frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word corpus 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 corpus 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 corpus can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with corpus


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