how to pronounce prize


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prize is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and a no Henry prize in 2019 and she …”

meanings of prize


  1. An honour or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort.
  2. That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
  3. That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
  4. Anything captured by a belligerent using the rights of war; especially, property captured at sea in virtue of the rights of war, as a vessel.
  5. A contest for a reward; competition.
  6. Obsolete form of price.
  7. Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.
  8. A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever.


  1. To compete in a prizefight.
  2. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
  3. To move with a lever; to force up or open; to prise or pry.
  4. To consider highly valuable; to esteem.


  1. First-rate; exceptional.
  2. Having won a prize; award-winning.

prize frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word prize occurs in english on average 53.3 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 prize 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 prize can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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