how to pronounce makeshift


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the above transcription of makeshift 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.

makeshift is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… they even had a makeshift rocket …”

meanings of makeshift


  1. A rogue; a shifty person.
  2. A temporary (usually insubstantial) substitution.


  1. Made to work or suffice; improvised; substituted.

makeshift frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word makeshift occurs in english on average 2.5 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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