how to pronounce ottoman


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ottoman is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… corona virus it ottoman comes down to …”

meanings of ottoman


  1. A Turk from the period of Ottoman Empire.
  2. A low stool or thick cushion used to rest the feet or as a seat.
  3. An upholstered sofa, without arms or a back, sometimes with a compartment for storing linen, etc.
  4. A fabric with a pronounced ribbed or corded effect, often made of silk or a mixture of cotton and silk-like yarns.


  1. Turkish.
  2. Of the Ottoman Empire.

ottoman frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ottoman occurs in english on average 3.3 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.

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