how to pronounce switchboard


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switchboard is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sideways and the switchboard exhaust …”

meanings of switchboard


  1. A device that directs electricity from one source to another.
  2. The electronic panel that is used to direct telephone calls to the desired recipient.

switchboard frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word switchboard occurs in english on average 2.6 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.

topics switchboard 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 switchboard can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to switchboard


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