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bridle is pronounced in two syllables
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video examples of bridle pronunciation
An example use of bridle in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… respect to that issue would bridle at …”
meanings of bridle
The headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins.
A length of line or cable attached to two parts of something to spread the force of a pull, as the rigging on a kite for attaching line.
A mooring hawser.
A gesture expressing pride or vanity.
A restraint; a curb; a check.
A piece in the interior of a gunlock which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
To hold up one's head proudly or affectedly.
To check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue.
To show hostility or resentment.
To put a bridle on.
bridle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word bridle occurs in english on average 0.6 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.