how to pronounce tightrope


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tightrope is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a tightrope between new president andrew …”

meanings of tightrope


  1. A difficult or desperate situation.
  2. A tightly stretched rope or cable on which acrobats perform high above the ground.

tightrope frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tightrope occurs in english on average 0.9 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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