how to pronounce stopgap


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stopgap is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… was just a sort of stopgap my guess is …”

meanings of stopgap


  1. Temporary; short-term.
  2. Filling a gap or pause.


  1. That which fills a gap or hiatus.
  2. A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained; that which serves as an expedient in an emergency; a band-aid solution.

stopgap frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word stopgap occurs in english on average 0.2 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 stopgap 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 stopgap can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to stopgap


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