how to pronounce cost


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the above transcription of cost is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

cost is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… who has raised the cost of commuting out …”

meaning of cost

Cost means the amount of money that is required to buy something.

cost frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word cost occurs in english on average 107.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cost 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 cost can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to cost


words that rhyme with cost


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