how to pronounce milestone


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milestone is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… celebrated this latest milestone with an …”

meanings of milestone


  1. An important event in a person's life or career, in the history of a nation, in the life of some project, etc.
  2. A stone milepost (or by extension in other materials), one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in a median.


  1. To place milestones along (a road, etc.).
  2. To plan out a project as a series of major steps.

milestone frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to milestone


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