how to pronounce stranger


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stranger is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… either i or the stranger illness had to …”

meanings of stranger


  1. One not privy or party to an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right.
  2. An outsider or foreigner.
  3. One who has not been seen for a long time.
  4. A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
  5. A superstitious premonition of the coming of a visitor by a bit of stalk in a cup of tea, the guttering of a candle, etc.
  6. One not admitted to communion or fellowship.
  7. A newcomer.
  8. One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.


  1. Comparative form of strange: more strange.


  1. To estrange; to alienate.

stranger frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word stranger occurs in english on average 21.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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