how to pronounce unlock


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the above transcription of unlock 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.

unlock is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the b-pillar to unlock and lock the car …”

meanings of unlock


  1. To obtain access to something.
  2. To be or become unfastened or unrestrained.
  3. To disclose or reveal previously unknown knowledge.
  4. To undo or open a lock or something locked by, for example, turning a key, or selecting a combination.


  1. The act of unlocking something.

unlock frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word unlock occurs in english on average 1.9 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 unlock 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 unlock can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to unlock


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