how to pronounce waistcoat


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the above transcription of waistcoat 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.

waistcoat is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of waistcoat


  1. A sleeveless, collarless garment worn over a shirt and under a suit jacket.
  2. An ornamental garment worn under a doublet.

waistcoat frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word waistcoat occurs in english on average 2.5 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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