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esoteric is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… was a little more esoteric it was about …”

meanings of esoteric


  1. Confidential; private.
  2. Having to do with concepts that are highly theoretical and without obvious practical application; often with mystical or religious connotations.
  3. Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest, or an enlightened inner circle.


  1. An esoteric doctrine or treatise; esoteric philosophy.
  2. One who believes, or is an initiate, in esoteric doctrines or rites.

esoteric frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word esoteric occurs in english on average 3.3 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 esoteric 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 esoteric can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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