how to pronounce graveyard


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the above transcription of graveyard 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.

graveyard is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a graveyard for children …”

meanings of graveyard


  1. A team where players are sent when they are not useful, or a team where players become useless if sent there.
  2. (figurative, by extension) A final storage place for collections of things that are no longer useful or useable.
  3. A tract of land in which the dead are buried.
  4. The discard pile, in some trading card games.

graveyard frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word graveyard occurs in english on average 3.9 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.

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