how to pronounce marquee


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the above transcription of marquee 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.

marquee is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… seeing that on the marquee and I don't …”

meanings of marquee


  1. Lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.
  2. A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally.
  3. A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment.
  4. A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it.
  5. In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.


  1. Most famous; preeminent.


  1. To select (an object or region) with the marquee selection tool.

marquee frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word marquee occurs in english on average 1.4 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to marquee


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