how to pronounce touchstone


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touchstone is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… as a kind of touchstone for the academic …”

meanings of touchstone


  1. A standard of comparison or evaluation.
  2. A stone used to check the quality of gold alloys by rubbing them to leave a visible trace.


  1. A surname​.

touchstone frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word touchstone occurs in english on average 0.8 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 touchstone 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 touchstone can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to touchstone


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