how to pronounce agate


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agate is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of agate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… but rather an agate mixture traced to a …”

meanings of agate


  1. A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.;—so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.
  2. A semi-pellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen, with colors delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
  3. The size of type between pearl and nonpareil, standardized as 5+^1⁄2-point.
  4. A testicle.
  5. A marble made from agate.
  6. A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
  7. One fourteenth of an inch.


  1. On the way; agoing.

agate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word agate occurs in english on average 0.3 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 agate 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 agate can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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