how to pronounce vacation


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the above transcription of vacation 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.

vacation is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… don't get to take a vacation and don't …”

meanings of vacation


  1. Freedom from some business or activity.
  2. A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc.
  3. The act of vacating something; moving out.
  4. The act of making legally void.
  5. A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure.
  6. Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity.


  1. To spend or take a vacation.

vacation frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word vacation occurs in english on average 44.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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