how to pronounce oddball


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the above transcription of oddball 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.

oddball is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… interested to see the oddball effect and …”

meanings of oddball


  1. A deviant stimulus that appears among repetitive stimuli during an experiment, to trigger an event-related potential in the participant.
  2. An eccentric or unusual person.


  1. Exotic, not mainstream.

oddball frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word oddball occurs in english on average 0.4 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 oddball 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 oddball can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to oddball


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