how to pronounce omnibus


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omnibus is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… um in 1994 the the omnibus crime bill …”

meanings of omnibus


  1. A broadcast programme consisting of all of the episodes of a serial that have been shown in the previous week.
  2. A vehicle set up to carry many people (now usually called a bus).
  3. An anthology of previously released material linked together by theme or author, especially in book form.
  4. A stamp issue, usually commemorative, that appears simultaneously in several countries as a joint issue.


  1. To combine (legislative bills, etc.) into a single package.
  2. To drive an omnibus.
  3. To travel or be transported by omnibus.


  1. Containing multiple items.

omnibus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word omnibus occurs in english on average 0.9 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 omnibus 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 omnibus can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

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