how to pronounce oblique


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oblique is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in an oblique projection I start with …”

meanings of oblique


  1. Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side lower than the other.
  2. Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
  3. Employing oblique motion, motion or progression in which one part (voice) stays on the same note while another ascends or descends.
  4. Indirect; employing the actual words of the speaker but as related by a third person, having the first person in pronoun and verb converted into the third person and adverbs of present time into the past, etc.
  5. Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
  6. Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
  7. Pertaining to the oblique case (non-nominative).
  8. Growing at an angle that is neither vertical nor horizontal.


  1. The oblique case.
  2. Synonym of slash ⟨/⟩.
  3. An oblique line.


  1. To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; — formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.
  2. To slant (text, etc.) at an angle.
  3. To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.

oblique frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word oblique occurs in english on average 2.2 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 oblique 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 oblique can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to oblique


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