how to pronounce kaleidoscope


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the above transcription of kaleidoscope 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.

kaleidoscope is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… a lovely kaleidoscope of all the …”

meanings of kaleidoscope


  1. A constantly changing set of colours, or other things.
  2. A tube of mirrors containing loose coloured beads etc. that is rotated to produce a succession of symmetrical designs.


  1. To move in shifting patterns.

kaleidoscope frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word kaleidoscope occurs in english on average 1.2 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 kaleidoscope 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 kaleidoscope can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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