how to pronounce optional


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the above transcription of optional is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

optional is pronounced in three syllables

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

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meaning of optional

Optional means not required or not necessary.

optional frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word optional occurs in english on average 15.3 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 optional 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 optional can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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