how to pronounce pesto


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the above transcription of pesto 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.

pesto is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… what is in the pesto pesto is a basil …”

meanings of pesto


  1. A sauce, especially for pasta, originating from the Genoa region in Italy, made from basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese (usually pecorino).

pesto frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pesto 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 pesto 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 pesto can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words that rhyme with pesto


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