how to pronounce salient


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salient is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… i think the the salient point that i …”

meanings of salient


  1. Denoting any angle less than two right angles.
  2. Depicted in a leaping posture.
  3. Shooting or springing out; projecting.
  4. Prominent; conspicuous.
  5. Moving by leaps or springs; jumping.
  6. Worthy of note; pertinent or relevant.
  7. Projecting outwards, pointing outwards.


  1. An outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense.

salient frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word salient occurs in english on average 3.4 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 salient 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 salient can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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