how to pronounce etymology


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the above transcription of etymology 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.

etymology is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… the etymology of the city's name gives …”

meanings of etymology


  1. An account of the origin and historical development of a word as presented in a dictionary or the like.
  2. The origin and historical development of a word; the derivation.
  3. The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.

etymology frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word etymology occurs in english on average 0.5 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 etymology 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 etymology can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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