how to pronounce canary


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the above transcription of canary 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.

canary is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… turn they took a canary in the mine case …”

meaning of canary

Canary is a type of bird.

canary frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word canary occurs in english on average 2.7 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.

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