how to pronounce whetstone


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whetstone is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of whetstone


  1. A surname​.
  2. A census-designated place in Cochise County, Arizona, United States.
  3. An unincorporated community in Clay County, West Virginia, United States.
  4. A large village and civil parish in Blaby district, Leicestershire, England (OS grid ref SP5597).
  5. An area in Barnet borough, Greater London, England (OS grid ref TQ2693).


  1. A sharpening stone; a hard stone or piece of synthetically bonded hard minerals that has been formed with at least one flat surface, used to sharpen or hone an edged tool.
  2. A benchmark for evaluating the power and performance of a computer.
  3. A stimulant.

whetstone frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word whetstone occurs in english on average 0.2 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 whetstone 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 whetstone can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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