how to pronounce lapidary


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lapidary is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… transformed at the lapidary burger joint …”

meanings of lapidary


  1. A treatise on precious stones.
  2. An expert in gems or precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work.
  3. A person who cuts, polishes, engraves, or deals in gems.


  1. Pertaining to gems and precious stones, or the art of working them.
  2. Suitable for inscriptions; efficient, stately, concise; embodying the refinement and precision characteristic of stone-cutting.

lapidary frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lapidary occurs in english on average 0.1 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 lapidary 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 lapidary can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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