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beginner

Syllabification: be·gin·ner
Pronunciation: /bəˈɡinər
 
/

Definition of beginner in English:

noun

A person just starting to learn a skill or take part in an activity.
Example sentences
  • You are never too young or old to learn and the skills you need to learn as a beginner are the same no matter what your reason for taking lessons.
  • The society is particularly is catering for beginners who want to learn the game and have a bit of fun at the same time.
  • But they are, says Gina, great places for beginners to start to learn about plants.
Synonyms
novice, newcomer, fledgling, neophyte, starter, learner, student, apprentice, trainee;
recruit, raw recruit, initiate, freshman;
postulant, novitiate
informal rookie, newbie, cub, greenhorn, new kid (on the block)

Phrases

beginner's luck

1
Good luck supposedly experienced by a beginner at a particular activity.
Example sentences
  • Would I be able to swoop in on some beginner's luck and take something home?
  • Somewhere on the outskirts of town, his beginner's luck finally deserted him.
  • If not, I shall have to put it down to beginner's luck - a bit like my politics.

Words that rhyme with beginner

Berliner, Corinna, dinner, grinner, inner, Jinnah, sinner, skinner, spinner, thinner, winner

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