how to pronounce pointed


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pointed is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… two things but you pointed at three …”

meanings of pointed


  1. In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities.
  2. Sharp, barbed; not dull.
  3. Directed negatively at a person or topic.
  4. That has a named, but otherwise arbitrary, point (called the basepoint) that remains unchanged during subsequent discussion and is kept track of during all operations.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of point.

pointed frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word pointed occurs in english on average 36.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pointed 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 pointed can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with pointed


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