how to pronounce bicycle


audio example by a male speaker

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the above transcription of bicycle 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.

bicycle is pronounced in three syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of bicycle


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video examples of bicycle pronunciation

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

“… hit a kids bicycle behind the garbage …”

meaning of bicycle

A bicycle is a two-wheeled vehicle that has a frame with two wheels attached to the frame by a single crank arm.

bicycle frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bicycle occurs in english on average 8.8 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 bicycle 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 bicycle can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to bicycle


words that rhyme with bicycle


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