how to pronounce arctic


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the above transcription of arctic 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.

arctic is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… use a very typical Arctic food web or …”

meanings of arctic


  1. Pertaining to the celestial north pole, or to the pole star.
  2. Pertaining to the northern polar region of the planet, characterised by extreme cold and an icy landscape.
  3. Extremely cold, snowy, or having other properties of extreme winter associated with the Arctic.
  4. Alternative letter-case form of Arctic.
  5. Designed for use in very cold conditions.


  1. Any of various butterflies of the genus Oeneis.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Arctic.
  3. A warm waterproof overshoe.


  1. The north celestial pole.
  2. The region of the Earth above the Arctic Circle, containing the North Pole.

arctic frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word arctic occurs in english on average 5.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics arctic 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 arctic can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with arctic


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