how to pronounce shortcut


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the above transcription of shortcut 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.

shortcut is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you can take a shortcut from one …”

meanings of shortcut


  1. A path between two points that is faster than the commonly used paths.
  2. A file that points to the location of another file and serves as a quick way to access it.
  3. A method to accomplish something that omits one or more steps.
  4. A keyboard shortcut: a combination of keystrokes that provides easier access to a command or operation.


  1. To take or use a shortcut.

shortcut frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shortcut occurs in english on average 1.4 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 shortcut 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 shortcut can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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