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beetle is pronounced in two syllables
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video examples of beetle pronunciation
An example use of beetle in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… sprouting wings like a beetle so that I …”
meanings of beetle
Alternative letter-case form of Beetle (“car").
A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; a beetling machine.
A small car, the Volkswagen Beetle (original version made 1938-2003, similar models made 1997-2010 and since 2011).
A type of mallet with a large wooden head, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
A game of chance in which players attempt to complete a drawing of a beetle, different dice rolls allowing them to add the various body parts.
Any of numerous species of insect in the order Coleoptera characterized by a pair of hard, shell-like front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings when at rest.
To beat with a heavy mallet.
To loom over; to extend or jut.
To move (away) quickly, to scurry away.
To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine.
Protruding, jutting, overhanging. (As in beetle brows.).
beetle frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word beetle occurs in english on average 2.6 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.