how to pronounce cosmetic


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cosmetic is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… functional and cosmetic legs that she …”

meanings of cosmetic


  1. External or superficial; pertaining only to the surface or appearance of something.
  2. Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion.


  1. Any substances applied to enhance the external color or texture of the skin, e.g. lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner; makeup.
  2. A feature existing only on the surface.

cosmetic frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cosmetic occurs in english on average 3.4 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 cosmetic 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 cosmetic can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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