how to pronounce gist


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the above transcription of gist 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.

gist is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Paulo gist and an officer …”

meanings of gist


  1. The essential ground for action in a suit, without which there is no cause of action.
  2. Resting place (especially of animals), lodging.
  3. The most essential part; the main idea or substance (of a longer or more complicated matter); the crux of a matter; the pith.


  1. To summarize, to extract and present the most important parts of.

gist frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gist occurs in english on average 1.7 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 gist 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 gist can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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