how to pronounce escalator


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the above transcription of escalator 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.

escalator is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… wheelchair on an escalator either so …”

meanings of escalator


  1. A motor-driven mechanical device consisting of a continuous loop of steps that automatically conveys people from one floor to another.
  2. An escalator clause.
  3. Anything that escalates.
  4. An upward or progressive course.

escalator frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word escalator occurs in english on average 1.3 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 escalator 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 escalator can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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