how to pronounce epitome


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the above transcription of epitome 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.

epitome is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… he's the epitome of a mama's boy …”

meanings of epitome


  1. The height; the best.
  2. The embodiment or encapsulation of a class of items.
  3. A representative example.
  4. A brief summary of a text.

epitome frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word epitome occurs in english on average 2.8 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 epitome 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 epitome can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to epitome


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