how to pronounce polyglot


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polyglot is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… illicit their polyglot their lot there's …”

meanings of polyglot


  1. A publication containing several versions of the same text, or the same subject matter in several languages; especially, the Bible in several languages.
  2. A mixture of languages or nomenclatures.
  3. One who has mastered, notably speaks, several languages.
  4. A program written in multiple programming languages.
  5. A file that can be validly interpreted as multiple formats.


  1. Containing, or made up of, several languages.
  2. Comprising various linguistic [][group.
  3. Noun|groups]].
  4. Versed in, or speaking, many languages.

polyglot frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word polyglot occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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