how to pronounce treadmill


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the above transcription of treadmill 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.

treadmill is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… could use every treadmill if I want to …”

meanings of treadmill


  1. A piece of indoor sporting equipment used to allow for the motions of running or walking while staying in one place.
  2. A mill worked by horses, dogs, etc., treading an endless belt.
  3. A mill worked by persons treading upon steps on the periphery of a wide wheel having a horizontal axis. It is used principally as a means of prison discipline.

treadmill frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word treadmill occurs in english on average 6.7 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 treadmill 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 treadmill can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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