how to pronounce literate


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the above transcription of literate 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.

literate is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… unbelievably she is literate in eight …”

meanings of literate


  1. Knowledgeable in literature, writing; literary; well-read.
  2. Able to read and write; having literacy.
  3. Which is used in writing (of a language or dialect).


  1. A person who is able to read and write.
  2. A person who was educated but had not taken a university degree; especially a candidate to take holy orders.

literate frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word literate occurs in english on average 3.7 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.

words that rhyme with literate


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