how to pronounce incumbent


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incumbent is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… re-election the incumbent president won …”

meaning of incumbent

Incumbent means a person holding an office or position.

incumbent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word incumbent occurs in english on average 4.8 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 incumbent 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 incumbent can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to incumbent


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