how to pronounce bonnet


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bonnet is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in wild bonnet macaques we recorded …”

meanings of bonnet


  1. The second stomach of a ruminant.
  2. A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.
  3. A traditional Scottish woollen brimless cap; a bunnet.
  4. A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks.
  5. A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.
  6. The polishing head of a power buffer, often made of wool.
  7. A small defence work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.
  8. A type of hat, once worn by women or children, held in place by ribbons tied under the chin.
  9. A mushroom of the genus Mycena.
  10. An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid.
  11. A length of canvas attached to a fore-and-aft sail to increase the pulling power.
  12. Anything resembling a bonnet (hat) in shape or use.
  13. In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.
  14. The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car; a hood.


  1. To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.
  2. To pull the bonnet or cap down over the head of.
  3. To put a bonnet on.

bonnet frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bonnet occurs in english on average 1.5 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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