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

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word contest:

noun
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒntɛst/

an event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport or other activity, or in a quality:
a tennis contest
a competition for a political position:
a leadership contest
a dispute or conflict:
a contest between traditional and liberal views
verb
Pronunciation: /kənˈtɛst/

[with object]
1engage in competition to attain (a position of power):
she declared her intention to contest the presidency
take part in (a competition or election):
a coalition was formed to contest the presidential elections
2oppose (an action or theory) as mistaken or wrong:
the former chairman contests his dismissal
engage in dispute about:
the issues have been hotly contested
Phrases

no contest

1chiefly USanother term for nolo contendere.
he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts
2a decision by the referee to declare a boxing match invalid on the grounds that one or both of the boxers are not making serious efforts.
a competition, comparison, or choice of which the outcome is a foregone conclusion:
when the two teams faced each other it was no contest
Derivatives

contestability

noun
contestable

Pronunciation: /kənˈtɛstəb(ə)l/

adjective
contestably

Pronunciation: /kənˈtɛstəbli/

adverb
contester

Pronunciation: /kənˈtɛstə/

noun
Origin:

late 16th century (as a verb in the sense ‘swear to, attest’): from Latin contestari ‘call upon to witness, initiate (by calling witnesses)’, from con- ‘together’ + testare ‘to witness’. The senses ‘wrangle, struggle for’ arose in the early 17th century, whence the current noun and verb senses