how to pronounce phantom


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phantom is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… never factor in all the phantom costs …”

meanings of phantom


  1. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; an image that appears only in the mind; an illusion or delusion.
  2. A placeholder for a pair of players when there are an odd number of pairs playing.
  3. A test object.
  4. A ghost or apparition.


  1. Illusive.
  2. Fictitious or nonexistent.


  1. Rolls-Royce Phantom.
  2. Nickname of the F-4B jet fighter flown by U.S. marines in Vietnam.

phantom frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word phantom occurs in english on average 4.5 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 phantom 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 phantom can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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