how to pronounce hostage


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the above transcription of hostage 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.

hostage is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… held hostage there's a very easy way for …”

meaning of hostage

Hostage is a person who is held by force or threat of force and is used as a guarantee for the safety of others.

hostage frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hostage occurs in english on average 4.7 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 hostage 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 hostage can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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