how to pronounce oldest


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oldest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… anymore that's probably the oldest of my …”

meanings of oldest


  1. Superlative form of old: most old.


  1. The oldest child in a family, or individual in a group.

oldest frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word oldest occurs in english on average 25.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics oldest 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 oldest can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with oldest


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