how to pronounce figurehead


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figurehead is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Emperor now a figurehead still lived in …”

meanings of figurehead


  1. Someone in a nominal position of leadership who has no actual power; a front or front man.
  2. A carved figure on the prow of a sailing ship.

figurehead frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word figurehead occurs in english on average 0.4 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 figurehead 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 figurehead can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to figurehead


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