how to pronounce scaffold


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scaffold is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… towers scaffold and decapitated herself …”

meanings of scaffold


  1. A structure made of scaffolding for workers to stand on while working on a building.
  2. An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf or dome-shaped obstruction above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.
  3. An elevated platform on which a criminal is executed.
  4. An elevated platform on which dead bodies are ritually disposed of, as by some Native American tribes.
  5. A structure that provides support for some other material.


  1. To dispose of the bodies of the dead on a scaffold or raised platform, as by some Native American tribes.
  2. To sustain; to provide support for.
  3. To set up a scaffolding; to surround a building with scaffolding.

scaffold frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word scaffold occurs in english on average 1.7 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 scaffold 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 scaffold can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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