how to pronounce straightedge


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the above transcription of straightedge is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

straightedge is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… like a straightedge that's on your …”

meanings of straightedge


  1. Living one's life opposing or eschewing the use of drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.


  1. A flat, rectangular tool used to draw, cut or check the straightness of straight lines.

straightedge frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word straightedge occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

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