how to pronounce dummy


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dummy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… simulation just look at the dummy what …”

meanings of dummy


  1. A "dummy teat"; a plastic or rubber teat used to soothe or comfort a baby; a pacifier.
  2. A feigned pass or kick or play in order to deceive an opponent.
  3. A silent person; a person who does not talk.
  4. A person who is the mere tool of another; a man of straw.
  5. An unintelligent person.
  6. An unused parameter or value.
  7. A player whose hand is shown and is to be played from by another player.
  8. A figure of a person or animal used by a ventriloquist; a puppet.
  9. A bodily gesture meant to fool an opposing player; a feint.
  10. A deliberately nonfunctional device or tool used in place of a functional one.
  11. A word serving only to make a construction grammatical.
  12. Something constructed with the size and form of a human, to be used in place of a person.


  1. To make a mock-up or prototype version of something, without some or all off its intended functionality.
  2. To feint.


  1. Extremely.

dummy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word dummy occurs in english on average 2.3 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 dummy 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 dummy can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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