how to pronounce antonym


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the above transcription of antonym 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.

antonym is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… then we have not an exact antonym but …”

meanings of antonym


  1. A word that describes one end of a scale, while its opposite describes the other end, such as large versus small; a gradable antonym.
  2. (semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another word.

antonym frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word antonym occurs in english on average 0.1 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 antonym 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 antonym can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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