how to pronounce filibuster


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filibuster is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… they filibuster by Democrats thanks to …”

meanings of filibuster


  1. A tactic (such as giving long, often irrelevant speeches) employed to delay the proceedings of, or the making of a decision by, a legislative body, particularly the United States Senate.
  2. A member of a legislative body causing such an obstruction; a filibusterer.
  3. A mercenary soldier; a freebooter; specifically, a mercenary who travelled illegally in an organized group from the United States to a country in Central America or the Spanish West Indies in the mid-19th century seeking economic and political benefits through armed force.


  1. To use obstructionist tactics in a legislative body.
  2. To take part in a private military action in a foreign country.

filibuster frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word filibuster 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 filibuster 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 filibuster can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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