how to pronounce alligator


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the above transcription of alligator 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.

alligator is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… Ronnie the alligator he's got beautiful …”

meanings of alligator


  1. A rock breaker.
  2. Any of various vehicles that have relatively long, low noses in front of a cab or other, usually windowed, structure.
  3. Either of two species of large amphibious reptile, Alligator mississippiensis or Alligator sinensis, in the genus Alligator within order Crocodilia, which have sharp teeth and very strong jaws and are native to the Americas and China, respectively.
  4. A kind of job press.
  5. Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis).
  6. One who binds or ties.
  7. A member of the family Alligatoridae, including the caiman.
  8. A form of squeezer for the puddle ball.
  9. Any of various machines with strong jaws, one of which opens like the movable jaw of an alligator.


  1. To crack in a pattern resembling an alligator's skin.


  1. Used in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.

alligator frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word alligator occurs in english on average 2.5 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 alligator 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 alligator can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

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