Today’s English word of the day is: CONTRAPTION. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘contraption’, hear the pronunciation, and read an example dialogue. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its definition in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.

 

define-contraption-meaning

 

contraption: a machine or a piece of equipment that looks strange

 

American English Pronunciation: /kənˈtræpʃn/

 

 

 

 

🧐: What an odd-looking contraption! What does it do, exactly?

 

🤓: If you press this button here, it will give you a neck massage and read you the morning news while it makes you eggs and toast! This little machine has changed my life!

 

 

Want more practice using the word ‘contraption’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring this marvelous word of the day: reading time!

 

And just for fun, here are some contraptions you can use next time you’re making a Turkey! 🤣🦃

 

 

 

Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
TUESDAY: verb
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary

 

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