how to pronounce oriental


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oriental is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… the oriental hotel and while the hotel …”

meanings of oriental


  1. Alternative letter-case form of Oriental.
  2. Pertaining to the eastern part of the sky; happening before sunrise.
  3. Of a pearl or other precious stone: having a superior lustre.
  4. Happening in the eastern part of a given place or location.
  5. Pertaining to the regions east of the Mediterranean, beyond the Roman Empire or the early Christian world; of the Near East, the Middle East or the Far East, now especially relating to East Asia.
  6. Designating various types of aromatic tobacco grown in Turkey and the Balkans.


  1. Alternative letter-case form of Oriental.
  2. A precious stone, especially an orient pearl.
  3. A lily cultivar of a widely varied group, with strong scent.
  4. A person from the eastern region of a place.
  5. A member or descendant of the peoples and cultures of the Orient.

oriental frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word oriental occurs in english on average 3.4 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 oriental 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 oriental can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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