how to pronounce sideline


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sideline is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… cody stay on the sideline what is that …”

meanings of sideline


  1. A line at the side of something.
  2. A line defining the side boundary of a playing field.
  3. Something that is additional or extra or that exists around the edges or margins of a main item.
  4. Usually in the plural: the area outside the playing field beyond each sideline.
  5. A secondary road, especially a byroad at right angles to a main road.
  6. The outside or perimeter of any activity.
  7. A line for hobbling an animal by connecting the fore and the hind feet of the same side.


  1. To remove or keep out of circulation or out of the focus.
  2. To place on the sidelines; to bench or to keep someone out of play.

sideline frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sideline occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with sideline


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