how to pronounce bolero


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the above transcription of bolero 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.

bolero is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the bolero scammed the system this is …”

meanings of bolero


  1. A type of short, buttonless jacket or blouse, open or tied in front and ending at the diaphragm.
  2. A lively Spanish dance in 3/4 time; also an unrelated slower-tempo dance of Cuban origin, in 2/4 time.


  1. To dance the bolero.

bolero frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bolero occurs in english on average 0.7 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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