how to pronounce optimist


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optimist is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a good thing I'm a born optimist running …”

meanings of optimist


  1. A person who expects a favourable outcome.
  2. A believer in optimism.
  3. A small centre-board sailing dinghy designed to train and introduce young children into sailing.

optimist frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word optimist occurs in english on average 0.9 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 optimist 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 optimist can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

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