how to pronounce ragtime


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the above transcription of ragtime 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.

ragtime is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… of in our country now ragtime is you …”

meanings of ragtime


  1. A musical form having a rhythm characterized by strong syncopation in the melody with a regularly accented accompaniment.
  2. A piece of music in this style.

ragtime frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ragtime occurs in english on average 0.6 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 ragtime 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 ragtime can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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