how to pronounce longitude


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the above transcription of longitude 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.

longitude is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… back to the longitude prize or the X …”

meanings of longitude


  1. Any imaginary line perpendicular to the equator and part of a great circle passing through the North Pole and South Pole.
  2. Angular distance measured west or east of the prime meridian.
  3. Length.

longitude frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word longitude occurs in english on average 0.5 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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