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sophisticated is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… and in a more sophisticated conversation …”

meanings of sophisticated


  1. Elegant, refined.
  2. Impure; adulterated.
  3. Complicated, especially of complex technology.
  4. Appealing to the tastes of an intellectual; cerebral.
  5. Dishonest or misleading.
  6. Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of sophisticate.

sophisticated frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sophisticated occurs in english on average 12.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to sophisticated


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