how to pronounce athletics


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the above transcription of athletics 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.

athletics is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Association of Athletics Federations the …”

meanings of athletics


  1. Physical activities such as sports and games requiring stamina, fitness and skill.
  2. A group of sporting activities including track and field, road running, cross country and racewalking.


  1. Nickname for many athletic teams whose full name includes "Athletics".
  2. The team The Oakland Athletics, previously Kansas City Athletics and Philadelphia Athletics.

athletics frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word athletics occurs in english on average 5.3 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 athletics 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 athletics can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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