how to pronounce oscillate


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oscillate is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… an effort to oscillate between those of …”

meanings of oscillate


  1. To vacillate between conflicting opinions, etc.
  2. To swing back and forth, especially if with a regular rhythm.
  3. To vary above and below a mean value.

oscillate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word oscillate occurs in english on average 0.1 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 oscillate 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 oscillate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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