how to pronounce format


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the above transcription of format 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.

format is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and what the format the size the order …”

meanings of format


  1. The type of programming that a radio station broadcasts; such as a certain genre of music, news, sports, talk, etc.
  2. The layout of a publication or document.
  3. The form of presentation of something.
  4. A file type.


  1. Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.
  2. To create or edit the layout of a document.
  3. To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.

format frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word format occurs in english on average 23.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with format


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