how to pronounce locomotion


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the above transcription of locomotion 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.

locomotion is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… this punctuated rolling locomotion where …”

meanings of locomotion


  1. A dance, originally popular in the 1960s, in which the arms are used to mimic the motion of the connecting rods of a steam locomotive.
  2. Self-powered motion by which a whole organism changes its location through walking, running, jumping, crawling, swimming or flying.
  3. The ability to move from place to place, or the act of doing so.

locomotion frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word locomotion occurs in english on average 0.2 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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