how to pronounce eldest


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eldest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… other is the eldest okay how this is …”

meanings of eldest


  1. (of a player) Receiving cards from the dealer first, before any other players.
  2. (of a hand) Having higher, or superior cards.
  3. Superlative form of old: most old; greatest in age or seniority.


  1. The eldest child in a family, or individual in a group.

eldest frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word eldest occurs in english on average 7.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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