how to pronounce locomotive


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the above transcription of locomotive 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.

locomotive is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… was if you take a locomotive which is …”

meaning of locomotive

A locomotive is a machine that is used to move a train.

locomotive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word locomotive occurs in english on average 1.2 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.

topics locomotive 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 locomotive can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to locomotive


words that rhyme with locomotive


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