how to pronounce workhorse


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the above transcription of workhorse 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.

workhorse is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you've got the workhorse model now …”

meanings of workhorse


  1. Anyone or anything that does a lot of work; something or someone who works consistently or regularly.
  2. A horse used primarily for manual labor; a draft horse.

workhorse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word workhorse occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

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

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to workhorse


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