how to pronounce barnacle


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the above transcription of barnacle 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.

barnacle is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… in the barnacle bulletin and basically …”

meanings of barnacle


  1. The barnacle goose.
  2. In electrical engineering, a change made to a product on the manufacturing floor that was not part of the original product design.
  3. A marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia that attaches itself to submerged surfaces such as tidal rocks or the bottoms of ships.
  4. A pair of spectacles.
  5. A worldly sailor.
  6. An instrument like a pair of pincers, to fix on the nose of a vicious horse while shoeing so as to make it more tractable.
  7. A good job, or snack easily obtained.
  8. A deprecated or obsolete file, image or other artifact that remains with a project even though it is no longer needed.
  9. On printed circuit boards, a change such as soldering a wire in order to connect two points, or addition such as an added resistor or capacitor, subassembly or daughterboard.


  1. To press close against something.
  2. To connect with or attach.

barnacle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word barnacle occurs in english on average 0.3 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 barnacle 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 barnacle can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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