how to pronounce idol


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the above transcription of idol 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.

idol is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… American Idol out in Hollywood we have …”

meaning of idol

Idol means a person or thing that is worshipped or considered a god.

idol frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word idol occurs in english on average 7.7 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 idol 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 idol can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to idol


words that rhyme with idol


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