how to pronounce nonpareil


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nonpareil is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of nonpareil


  1. A small, flat chocolate drop covered with white pellets of sugar, similar to a comfit.
  2. A smaller grade of caper.
  3. The size of type between agate and minion, standardized as 6-point.
  4. A small pellet of colored sugar used as decoration on baked goods and candy.
  5. A person or thing that has no equal; a paragon.


  1. Unequalled, unrivalled; unique.

nonpareil frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nonpareil occurs in english on average 0.1 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 nonpareil 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 nonpareil can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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