how to pronounce superpower


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superpower is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… is also a global superpower when it …”

meanings of superpower


  1. A fictional extraordinary physical or mental ability, especially possessed by a superhero or supervillain.
  2. A sovereign state with dominant status on the globe and a very advanced military, especially the Soviet Union or United States.
  3. A tetration (also known as a power tower and the inverse of a superlogarithm).
  4. Electricity generated in a large plant that is tied into a regional network, on a larger scale than was common in the early years of commercial electricity production.
  5. Excessive or superior power.

superpower frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word superpower occurs in english on average 1.6 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.

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