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the above transcription of lexicon 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.

lexicon is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… kind of internal lexicon because they're …”

meanings of lexicon


  1. A dictionary that includes or focuses on lexemes.
  2. A vocabulary specific to a certain subject.
  3. A dictionary of Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, or Aramaic.
  4. The lexicology of a programming language. (Usually called lexical structure.).
  5. The vocabulary of a language.
  6. Any dictionary.
  7. The vocabulary used by or known to an individual. (Also called lexical knowledge).

lexicon frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lexicon occurs in english on average 1.8 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 lexicon 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 lexicon can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to lexicon


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