how to pronounce cardinals


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the above transcription of cardinals 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.

cardinals is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… of priests and bishops and Cardinals and …”

meanings of cardinals


  1. The team St. Louis Cardinals.
  2. A sports team at the University of Louisville.
  3. The team Arizona Cardinals.


  1. Plural of Cardinal.
  2. Plural of cardinal.

cardinals frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cardinals occurs in english on average 3.7 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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