how to pronounce sister


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sister is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… he came and my sister-in-law didn't want …”

meanings of sister


  1. A senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital.
  2. A female member of a religious order; especially one devoted to more active service; a nun.
  3. Title of respect for am adult female member of a fraternal/sororal organization, or comrade in a movement, or even a stranger using fictive kin.
  4. Any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as feminism.
  5. A node in a data structure that shares its parent with another node.
  6. A form of address to a woman.
  7. A woman, in certain labour or socialist circles; also as a form of address.
  8. Something in the same class.
  9. A daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling.
  10. Any butterfly in the genus Adelpha, so named for the resemblance of the dark-colored wings to the black habit traditionally worn by nuns.
  11. An entity that has a special or affectionate, non-hierarchical relationship with another.
  12. A black woman.
  13. A title used to personify or respectfully refer to concepts or animals.
  14. Title of respect for an adult female member of a religious order.


  1. To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it.
  2. To be sister to; to resemble closely.

sister frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word sister occurs in english on average 118.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to sister


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