how to pronounce counterfeit


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counterfeit is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… harder to counterfeit but also instantly …”

meanings of counterfeit


  1. That which resembles another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.
  2. One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter.
  3. A non-genuine article; a fake.
  4. An impostor; a cheat.


  1. To produce a faithful copy of.
  2. Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
  3. To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.
  4. To feign; to mimic.


  1. Assuming the appearance of something; deceitful; hypocritical.
  2. False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine.
  3. Inauthentic.

counterfeit frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word counterfeit occurs in english on average 1.4 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 counterfeit 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 counterfeit can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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