how to pronounce buttress


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buttress is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… that will buttress that action and set …”

meanings of buttress


  1. A feature jutting prominently out from a mountain or rock; a crag, a bluff.
  2. A buttress-root.
  3. Anything that supports or strengthens.
  4. A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it.
  5. Anything that serves to support something; a prop.


  1. To support something physically with, or as if with, a prop or buttress.
  2. To support something or someone by supplying evidence; to corroborate or substantiate.

buttress frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word buttress occurs in english on average 2.1 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 buttress 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 buttress can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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