how to pronounce prominence


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the above transcription of prominence 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.

prominence is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the story gained prominence in 2000 …”

meanings of prominence


  1. A bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form.
  2. Relative importance.
  3. The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent.
  4. Autonomous height; relative height or prime factor; a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains.

prominence frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word prominence occurs in english on average 6.1 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 prominence 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 prominence can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with prominence


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