how to pronounce observatory


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observatory is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… lamont-doherty Earth Observatory says …”

meanings of observatory


  1. A place where stars, planets and other celestial bodies are observed, usually through a telescope; also place for observing meteorological or other natural phenomena.
  2. A lookout (vantage point with a view of the surrounding area).

observatory frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word observatory occurs in english on average 2 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 observatory 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 observatory can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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