how to pronounce albatross


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the above transcription of albatross is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

albatross is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of albatross in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… I'll probably have that albatross around …”

meanings of albatross


  1. Any of various African and Asian pierid butterflies of the genus Appias. Some species of this genus are also known as puffins.
  2. A long-term impediment, burden, or curse.
  3. Any of various large seabirds of the family Diomedeidae ranging widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific and having a hooked beak and long narrow wings.
  4. A double eagle, or three under par on any one hole, except a par 3 hole.

albatross frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word albatross occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics albatross can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that albatross can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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