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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kyuh-ley-ter]
    • /ˈsɜr kyəˌleɪ tər/
    • /ˈsɜː.kjʊ.leɪ.tə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kyuh-ley-ter]
    • /ˈsɜr kyəˌleɪ tər/

Definitions of circulator word

  • noun circulator a person who moves from place to place. 1
  • noun circulator a person who circulates money, information, etc. 1
  • noun circulator a talebearer or scandalmonger. 1
  • noun circulator any of various devices for circulating gases or liquids. 1
  • noun circulator Obsolete. a mountebank. 1
  • noun circulator A person or thing that causes something to circulate. 1

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Origin of circulator

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
1600-10; < Latin circulātor itinerant vendor who gathers a circle of people round himself (see circulate, -tor); later as circulate + -or2

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Parts of speech for Circulator


circulator popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

circulator usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for circulator

noun circulator

  • gossipmonger — a person especially fond of or addicted to gossiping.
  • meddler — to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly: Stop meddling in my personal life!
  • snoop — to prowl or pry; go about in a sneaking, prying way.
  • parrot — any of numerous hook-billed, often brilliantly colored birds of the order Psittaciformes, as the cockatoo, lory, macaw, or parakeet, having the ability to mimic speech and often kept as pets.
  • tattler — a person who tattles; telltale.

Antonyms for circulator

noun circulator

  • fact — Fully Automated Compiling Technique

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