how to pronounce cardinal


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the above transcription of cardinal 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.

cardinal is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… eggs there are three cardinal rules you …”

meaning of cardinal

A cardinal is a high-ranking member of the Catholic Church.

cardinal frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word cardinal occurs in english on average 6 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.

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