how to pronounce namesake


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the above transcription of namesake 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.

namesake is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the salt flats get their namesake in the …”

meanings of namesake


  1. One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
  2. A person with the same name as another.
  3. A ship or a building that is named after someone or something.


  1. To name (somebody) after somebody else.

namesake frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to namesake


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