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lieutenant is pronounced in three syllables
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An example use of lieutenant in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… my father ran for lieutenant governor …”
meanings of lieutenant
A Commissioned Officer in the British Army and Royal Marines, holding the rank above Second Lieutenant and below Captain. Both ranks may be referred to as "Lieutenant," however "Second Lieutenant" is to specify that the officer is not yet a full Lieutenant.
A Commissioned Officer in the United States Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration whose rank is above that of Ensign and below Lieutenant Commander. There are two ranks of lieutenant: Lieutenant Junior Grade and lieutenant.
A naval Commissioned Officer who holds the rank above Sub-Lieutenant and below Lieutenant Commander.
In the US Army, Air Force and Marines, holding the rank above Second Lieutenant and below Captain. Both ranks may be referred to as "Lieutenant" or as the complete forms of the ranks.
A naval officer whose rank is above that of Sub-Lieutenant in the British Navy and below that of a Lieutenant Commander.
The second-in-command (2IC) of a group.
A naval officer whose rank is above that of Ensign in the United States Navy and below that of a Lieutenant Commander. There are two ranks of lieutenant: Lieutenant Junior Grade and Lieutenant.
Alternative letter-case form of lieutenant (when used as a title before a name).
A person who manages or executes the plans and directives of another, more senior person - i.e. a manager to his director.
(military) The lowest Junior Commissioned Officer rank(s) in many military forces, often Army and Marines.
A military grade that is junior to the grade the adjective modifies: lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, lieutenant commander.
lieutenant frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word lieutenant 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.
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