how to pronounce juxtaposition


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the above transcription of juxtaposition 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.

juxtaposition is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… that's juxtaposition between the cute …”

meanings of juxtaposition


  1. The nearness of objects with little or no delimiter.
  2. An absence of operators in an expression.
  3. The close placement of two ideas to imply a link that may not exist.
  4. Two or more contrasting sounds, colours, styles etc. placed together for stylistic effect.
  5. The extra emphasis given to a comparison when the contrasted objects are close together.
  6. An absence of linking elements in a group of words that are listed together.


  1. To place in juxtaposition.

juxtaposition frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word juxtaposition 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 juxtaposition 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 juxtaposition can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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