how to pronounce mistress


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mistress is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of mistress


  1. Female equivalent of master.
  2. The other woman in an extramarital relationship, generally including sexual relations.
  3. A married woman; a wife.
  4. A female companion to a master (a man with control, authority or ownership).
  5. A female teacher.
  6. A woman regarded with love and devotion; a sweetheart.
  7. Used as the title of a married woman before her name. Now used only in the abbreviated form Mrs.
  8. A woman, specifically one with great control, authority or ownership.
  9. Female equivalent of mister.
  10. The jack in the game of bowls.
  11. A dominatrix.
  12. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.


  1. Of a woman: to master; to learn or develop to a high degree of proficiency.
  2. To act or take the role of a mistress.

mistress frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word mistress occurs in english on average 4.4 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 mistress 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 mistress can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with mistress


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