how to pronounce oblong


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oblong is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… weird oblong shaped craters nuclear …”

meanings of oblong


  1. Longer than wide or wider than long; not square.
  2. Roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal.


  1. Something with an oblong shape.
  2. A rectangle having length greater than width or width greater than length.

oblong frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word oblong occurs in english on average 0.8 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 oblong 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 oblong can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to oblong


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