how to pronounce buttercup


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the above transcription of buttercup 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.

buttercup is pronounced in three syllables

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

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meanings of buttercup


  1. Affectionate or ironic term of address.
  2. Any of many herbs, of the genus Ranunculus, having yellow flowers; the crowfoot.
  3. Any flower of the genus Narcissus; a daffodil.

buttercup frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word buttercup occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

topics buttercup 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 buttercup can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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