how to pronounce telescope


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telescope is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… vastly more powerful telescope if it's …”

meanings of telescope


  1. To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass.
  2. To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
  3. To come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another.


  1. A monocular optical instrument that magnifies distant objects, especially in astronomy.
  2. Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).

telescope frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word telescope occurs in english on average 4.8 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 telescope 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 telescope can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to telescope


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