how to pronounce freshman


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the above transcription of freshman 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.

freshman is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… this is just her freshman year on campus …”

meanings of freshman


  1. A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge.
  2. A person of either sex entering the first year of an institution, especially a high school (ninth grade), a university, or legislative body.

freshman frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word freshman occurs in english on average 6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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