how to pronounce peripheral


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peripheral is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… let go of more peripheral things and …”

meanings of peripheral


  1. Auxiliary.
  2. Related to or located in the peripheral nervous system.
  3. Beside the point.
  4. Unimportant.
  5. On the periphery or boundary.


  1. A peripheral device.
  2. Perhipheral vision.

peripheral frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word peripheral occurs in english on average 2 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.

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