how to pronounce buffalo


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buffalo is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… open offices in a buffalo building in …”

meanings of buffalo


  1. A town, the county seat of Harper County, Oklahoma.
  2. A town, the county seat of Harding County, South Dakota.
  3. A city, the county seat of Dallas County, Missouri.
  4. A city, the county seat of Erie County, New York, very near Niagara Falls.
  5. A city, the county seat of Wright County, Minnesota.
  6. A city, the county seat of Johnson County, Wyoming.


  1. A buffalo robe.
  2. Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape buffalo, Syncerus caffer, or the water buffalo Bubalus bubalis.
  3. The buffalo fish.
  4. A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.


  1. To pistol-whip.
  2. To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.
  3. To hunt buffalo.

buffalo frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word buffalo occurs in english on average 10.7 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 buffalo 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 buffalo can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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