how to pronounce oval


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the above transcription of oval 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.

oval is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… wow we need that in the Oval Office and …”

meanings of oval


  1. In a projective plane, a set of points such that no three are collinear and there is a unique tangent line at each point.
  2. An elongated round shape resembling an egg or ellipse.
  3. A thing having such a shape, such as an arena.


  1. Of or pertaining to an ovum.
  2. Having the shape of an oval.


  1. A cricket ground in South London.
  2. Short for Oval Office.

oval frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word oval occurs in english on average 6.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics oval 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 oval can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to oval


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