how to pronounce pontoon


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the above transcription of pontoon 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.

pontoon is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the boats along the pontoon in a row and …”

meanings of pontoon


  1. A card game in which the object is to obtain cards whose value adds up to, or nearly to, 21 but not exceed it.
  2. A box used to raise a sunken vessel.
  3. A float of a seaplane.
  4. A flat-bottomed boat used as a support for a temporary bridge.
  5. A lighter or barge used for loading or unloading ships.
  6. A floating structure supporting a bridge or dock.

pontoon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pontoon occurs in english on average 0.6 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 pontoon 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 pontoon can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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