how to pronounce metropolis


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the above transcription of metropolis 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.

metropolis is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… right now is the sprawling metropolis of …”

meanings of metropolis


  1. A large, busy city, especially as the main city in an area or country or as distinguished from surrounding rural areas.
  2. The see of a metropolitan archbishop, ranking above its suffragan diocesan bishops.
  3. A generic focus in the distribution of plants or animals.
  4. The mother (founding) polis (city state) of a colony.


  1. A classical city site in Anatolia (Turkey).
  2. A ghost town in Elko County, Nevada, United States.
  3. A city, the county seat of Massac County, Illinois, United States.

metropolis frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word metropolis occurs in english on average 2.9 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 metropolis 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 metropolis can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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