how to pronounce culminate


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The above transcription of culminate 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.

culminate is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… today's celebrations culminate with the …”

meanings of culminate


  1. To reach the summit, highest point, peak etc.
  2. Of a heavenly body, to be at the highest point, reach its greatest altitude.
  3. To finalize, bring to a conclusion, form the climax of.
  4. To reach a climax; to come to the decisive point (especially as an end or conclusion).


  1. Relating to the culmen.

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