how to pronounce solitary


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solitary is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… now skating is a solitary sport but it …”

meanings of solitary


  1. Not much visited or frequented; remote from society.
  2. Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted.
  3. Living or being by oneself; alone; having no companion present.
  4. Gloomy; dismal, because of not being inhabited.
  5. Single; individual; sole.
  6. Not associated with others of the same kind.
  7. Performed, passed, or endured alone.


  1. One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret, hermit or recluse.
  2. The Rodrigues solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria), an extinct flightless bird.
  3. Solitary confinement.

solitary frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word solitary occurs in english on average 5.3 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 solitary 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 solitary can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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