how to pronounce poltergeist


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the above transcription of poltergeist 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.

poltergeist is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… combining Goonies poltergeist II team …”

meanings of poltergeist


  1. An unseen ghost which makes noises and causes disruption, especially by causing physical objects to move or fly about.

poltergeist frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word poltergeist occurs in english on average 0.5 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 poltergeist 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 poltergeist can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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