how to pronounce stymie


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the above transcription of stymie 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.

stymie is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… really that's gonna really stymie us if …”

meanings of stymie


  1. A situation where an opponent's ball is directly in the way of one's own ball and the hole, on the putting green (abolished 1952).
  2. An obstacle or obstruction.


  1. To thwart or stump; to cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck.
  2. To bring into the position of, or impede by, a stymie.

stymie frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word stymie occurs in english on average 0.1 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 stymie 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 stymie can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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