how to pronounce butterflies


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the above transcription of butterflies 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.

butterflies is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… I love it and I still get butterflies in …”

meanings of butterflies


  1. Plural of butterfly.
  2. Butterflies in one's stomach.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of butterfly.

butterflies frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word butterflies occurs in english on average 15.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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