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Line breaks: be¦gin|ner
Pronunciation: /bɪˈɡɪnə

Definition of beginner in English:


A person just starting to learn a skill or take part in an activity: a beginner’s guide language courses for beginners an absolute beginner
More 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.
recruit, raw recruit, newcomer, new boy, new girl, tyro, fledgling, neophyte, initiate, fresher, freshman, cub;
Christianity postulant, novitiate;
North American tenderfoot
North American informal greenhorn, probie, punk
Australian/New Zealand informal new chum


beginner's luck

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.

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