how to pronounce substantial


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substantial is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the earnings are substantial uh drivers …”

meanings of substantial


  1. Corporeal; material; firm.
  2. Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy.
  3. Large in size, quantity, or value; ample; significant.
  4. Most important; essential.
  5. Satisfying; having sufficient substance to be nourishing or filling.
  6. Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm.
  7. Having a substance; actually existing.
  8. Not imaginary; real; actual; true; veritable.


  1. Anything having substance; an essential part.

substantial frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word substantial occurs in english on average 14.4 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 substantial 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 substantial can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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