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Pronunciation of Contemporaries: Learn how to pronounce Contemporaries in English correctly

Learn how to say Contemporaries correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word contemporary:

belonging to the same age; living or occurring in the same period of time
existing or occurring at the present time
conforming to modern or current ideas in style, fashion, design, etc
having approximately the same age as one another
(plural) -raries
a person living at the same time or of approximately the same age as another
something that is contemporary
(journalism) a rival newspaper
Since contemporary can mean either of the same period or of the present period, it is best to avoid this word where ambiguity might arise, as in a production of Othello in contemporary dress. Modern dress or Elizabethan dress should be used in this example to avoid ambiguity
Derived Forms
conˈtemporarily adverb
conˈtemporariness noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin contemporārius, from Latin com- together + temporārius relating to time, from tempus time