how to pronounce keystone


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keystone is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Stoker's novel is a keystone of the …”

meanings of keystone


  1. A native or resident of the American state of Pennsylvania.
  2. The top stone of an arch.
  3. The combination of the shortstop and second baseman.
  4. A retail price that is double the cost price; a markup of 100%.
  5. Something on which other things depend for support.


  1. A town in South Dakota.
  2. A city and town in Iowa.
  3. A census-designated place in Colorado.
  4. A ghost town in North Dakota.


  1. To double the cost price in order to determine the retail price; to apply a markup of 100%.
  2. To distort (an image) by projecting it onto a surface at an angle, which for example causes a square to look like a trapezoid.

keystone frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word keystone occurs in english on average 0.6 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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