how to pronounce crossroads


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crossroads is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and then you're at a crossroads the …”

meanings of crossroads


  1. A centrally located position.
  2. A decision point; a turning point or opportunity to change direction, course, or goal.
  3. A fork in the road.
  4. Plural of crossroad.
  5. A place where one road crosses another; an intersection of two or more roads.

crossroads frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word crossroads occurs in english on average 3.6 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 crossroads 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 crossroads can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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