how to pronounce riposte


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the above transcription of riposte 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.

riposte is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… me back to riposte i have this …”

meanings of riposte


  1. An answer or reply, rapidly uttered, in response to a question or problem.
  2. A thrust given in return after parrying an attack.
  3. A counter-attack in any combat or any sport.
  4. A quick and usually witty response to a taunt, a retort.


  1. To respond quickly; particularly if the response is humorous.
  2. To attempt to hit an opponent after parrying an attack.

riposte frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word riposte occurs in english on average 0.3 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 riposte 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 riposte can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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