how to pronounce filibuster

/ˈfɪləˌbʌstɚ/

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filibuster frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word filibuster occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

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:

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meanings of filibuster

noun:

  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.

verb:

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

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