how to pronounce lifeline


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the above transcription of lifeline 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.

lifeline is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… represent the buses are a lifeline for …”

meanings of lifeline


  1. A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling.
  2. On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas.
  3. A source of salvation in a crisis.
  4. System or structure of vital importance to a community.
  5. A line from the diver to a tender at the surface control point.
  6. A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies.
  7. A particular crease in the palm.

lifeline frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lifeline occurs in english on average 2.1 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 lifeline 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 lifeline can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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