how to pronounce barricade


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the above transcription of barricade 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.

barricade is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… charge atop a barricade strewn with …”

meanings of barricade


  1. An obstacle, barrier, or bulwark.
  2. A place of confrontation.
  3. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence.


  1. To keep someone in (or out), using a blockade, especially ships in a port.
  2. To close or block a road etc., using a barricade.

barricade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word barricade occurs in english on average 1.2 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 barricade 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 barricade can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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