how to pronounce searchlight


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the above transcription of searchlight 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.

searchlight is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of searchlight


  1. A light source that projects a bright beam of light in any direction, generally for military use.
  2. The light from the above source.


  1. To scan or sweep across like a searchlight.


  1. A census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States.

searchlight frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word searchlight occurs in english on average 1 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.

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