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sample is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of sample


  1. A small quantity of food for tasting, typically given away for free.
  2. A part or snippet of something taken or presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen.
  3. Gratuitous borrowing of easily recognised phases (or moments) from other music (or movies) in a recording.
  4. Example; pattern.
  5. A small piece of some goods, for determining quality, colour, etc., typically given away for free.
  6. A subset of a population selected for measurement, observation or questioning, to provide statistical information about the population.
  7. Initialism of signs and symptoms, allergies, medications, past pertinent history, last oral intake, events leading to present illness.


  1. To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new piece of music.
  2. To make or show something similar to a sample.
  3. To take or to test a sample or samples of.
  4. To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal.


  1. A surname​.

sample frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sample occurs in english on average 26.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

4) leisure and entertainment;

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