how to pronounce wastebasket


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the above transcription of wastebasket 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.

wastebasket is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a wastebasket together to try to get in …”

meanings of wastebasket


  1. A usually small indoor receptacle for items that are to be discarded; a rubbish bin.


  1. To discard in a wastebasket.

wastebasket frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word wastebasket occurs in english on average 0.2 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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