how to pronounce repartee


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the above transcription of repartee 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.

repartee is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… commended his clear crisper repartee and …”

meanings of repartee


  1. A swift, witty reply, especially one that is amusing.
  2. Skill in replying swiftly and wittily.
  3. A conversation marked by a series of witty retorts.


  1. To reply with a repartee.
  2. To have a repartee (conversation marked by repartees).

repartee frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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