how to pronounce cairn


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cairn is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of cairn


  1. A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, to guide travelers on land or at sea, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.
  2. A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.
  3. A cairn terrier.

cairn frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cairn 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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