how to pronounce vanguard


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the above transcription of vanguard 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.

vanguard is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… still very much at the vanguard so we're …”

meanings of vanguard


  1. The person(s) at the forefront of any group or movement.
  2. The leading units at the front of an army or fleet.

vanguard frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word vanguard occurs in english on average 3.5 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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