how to pronounce idiom


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the above transcription of idiom 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.

idiom is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… visual idiom that's because people are …”

meanings of idiom


  1. A manner of speaking, a mode of expression peculiar to a language, person, or group of people.
  2. A programming construct or phraseology that is characteristic of the language.
  3. An artistic style (for example, in art, architecture, or music); an instance of such a style.
  4. An established expression whose meaning is not deducible from the literal meanings of its component words, often peculiar to a given language.
  5. A language or language variety; specifically, a restricted dialect used in a given historical period, context etc.

idiom frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word idiom occurs in english on average 1.4 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 idiom 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 idiom can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with idiom


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