Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pivotal
IPA transcription: [p'ɪvətəl]
Pronunciations of pivotal
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pivotal, polar
    Meaning: being of crucial importance; "a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal"
Usage examples
  • For instance, in the Presidential election of 1868, General Grant, the Republican candidate, lost the important and pivotal State of New York, a loss which would have resulted in his defeat if the Southern States that took part in that election had all voted against him.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Han dynasty, License CC BY-SA 4.0