how to pronounce excellent


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the above transcription of excellent 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.

excellent is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… who was a excellent basketball player …”

meanings of excellent


  1. Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
  2. Exceptionally good of its kind.
  3. Having excelled, having surpassed.
  4. Of higher or the highest quality; splendid.


  1. Excellently.

excellent frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word excellent occurs in english on average 67.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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