how to pronounce patchwork


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the above transcription of patchwork 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.

patchwork is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… short of a patchwork series of of …”

meanings of patchwork


  1. A work, such as a blanket, composed of many different colors and shapes, sewn together to make an interesting whole.
  2. A state of regulations whose constituents have an opaque scope of application because of their questionable delimitation with regard to each other.
  3. Any kind of creation that utilizes many different aspects to create one whole piece.


  1. To create a patchwork from pieces of fabric.
  2. To assemble from a variety of sources; to cobble together.

patchwork frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word patchwork occurs in english on average 2.8 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 patchwork 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 patchwork can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

4) leisure and entertainment;

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