how to pronounce sentry


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the above transcription of sentry 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.

sentry is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… portable toilets stood sentry next to an …”

meanings of sentry


  1. Sentry duty; time spent being a sentry.
  2. A form of drag to be towed underwater, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface.
  3. A guard, particularly on duty at the entrance to a military base.
  4. A watchtower.

sentry frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sentry 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 sentry 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 sentry can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

3) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with sentry


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