how to pronounce seesaw


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the above transcription of seesaw 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.

seesaw is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it's been a seesaw market um …”

meanings of seesaw


  1. A structure composed of a plank, balanced in the middle, used as a game in which one person goes up as the other goes down.
  2. A series of up-and-down movements.
  3. A series of alternating movements or feelings.


  1. To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.
  2. To use a seesaw.
  3. To fluctuate.


  1. Fluctuating.

seesaw frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word seesaw occurs in english on average 0.2 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 seesaw 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 seesaw can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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