how to pronounce careen


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the above transcription of careen 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.

careen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… downrange it starts to careen off …”

meanings of careen


  1. To move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way.
  2. To career, to move rapidly straight ahead, to rush carelessly.
  3. To lurch or sway violently from side to side.
  4. To heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other, in order to clean it of barnacles and weed, or to repair it below the water line.
  5. To tilt or lean while in motion.
  6. To tilt on one side.


  1. The position of a ship laid on one side.

careen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word careen occurs in english on average 0.1 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 careen 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 careen can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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