how to pronounce skeleton


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skeleton is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and it maintains the skeleton that you …”

meanings of skeleton


  1. The vertices and edges of a polyhedron, taken collectively.
  2. A client-helper procedure that communicates with a stub.
  3. A very thin person.
  4. A frame that provides support to a building or other construction.
  5. The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.
  6. A very thin form of light-faced type.
  7. A type of tobogganing in which competitors lie face down, and descend head first.
  8. An anthropomorphic representation of a skeleton.
  9. Reduced to a minimum or bare essentials.
  10. The central core of something that gives shape to the entire structure.


  1. To minimize.
  2. To reduce to a skeleton; to skin; to skeletonize.

skeleton frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word skeleton occurs in english on average 4.1 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 skeleton 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 skeleton can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with skeleton


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