how to pronounce mattress


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mattress is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… size mattress for under 500 …”

meanings of mattress


  1. A pad on which a person can recline and sleep, usually having an inner section of coiled springs covered with foam or other cushioning material then enclosed with cloth fabric.
  2. A form of retaining wall used to support foundations or an embankment.


  1. To cover with a thick layer, like a mattress; to blanket.

mattress frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word mattress occurs in english on average 6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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