how to pronounce phalanx


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phalanx is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… half and involved in complete phalanx of …”

meanings of phalanx


  1. An ancient Greek and Macedonian military unit that consisted of several ranks and files (lines) of soldiers in close array with joined shields and long spears.
  2. A Fourierite utopian community; a phalanstery.
  3. A large group of people, animals or things, compact or closely massed, or tightly knit and united in common purpose.
  4. One of the bones of the finger or toe.


  1. The brand name of a radar-controlled rapid fire 20mm Gatling-type machine gun, the Phalanx CIWS (pronounced see-wiz), deployed on U.S. Navy ships as a last line of defense against antiship cruise missiles.

phalanx frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word phalanx occurs in english on average 0.3 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 phalanx 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 phalanx can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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