how to pronounce distant


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distant is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… not in the long distant future to be …”

meanings of distant


  1. Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
  2. Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.

distant frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word distant occurs in english on average 18 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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