how to pronounce contestant


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the above transcription of contestant 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.

contestant is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… three doors and a contestant that's you …”

meanings of contestant


  1. One who brings a legal challenge.
  2. A participant in a contest; specifically, a person who plays a game, as on a TV game show.

contestant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word contestant 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 contestant 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 contestant can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with contestant


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