how to pronounce barbados


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the above transcription of barbados 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.

barbados is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… i broke in here via barbados by going …”

meanings of barbados


  1. An island and country in the Caribbean.


  1. To press-gang (force into naval service).

barbados frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word barbados occurs in english on average 1.5 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.

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