how to pronounce stickler


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the above transcription of stickler 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.

stickler is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to sound um you know like a stickler for …”

meanings of stickler


  1. A referee or adjudicator at a fight, wrestling match, duel, etc. who ensures fair play.
  2. Someone who insistently advocates for something.


  1. A surname​.

stickler frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word stickler occurs in english on average 0.3 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 stickler 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 stickler can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) people, society, and culture;

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