how to pronounce neophyte


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neophyte is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… i'm really uh a science neophyte around …”

meanings of neophyte


  1. A plant species recently introduced to an area (in contrast to archaeophyte, a long-established introduced species).
  2. A beginner; a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief.
  3. A novice (recent convert); a new convert or proselyte; a new monk.
  4. A name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to those who have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, especially those converts from heathenism or Judaism.

neophyte frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word neophyte occurs in english on average 0.4 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 neophyte 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 neophyte can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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