how to pronounce imitation


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the above transcription of imitation 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.

imitation is pronounced in four syllables

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video examples of imitation pronunciation

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

“… they have an imitation in the north and …”

meanings of imitation


  1. The act of imitating.
  2. A copy or simulation; something that is not the real thing.

imitation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word imitation occurs in english on average 3.4 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 imitation 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 imitation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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