how to pronounce catbird


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the above transcription of catbird 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.

catbird is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of catbird


  1. Either of two species of American mockingbird relatives, the grey catbird, Dumetella carolinensis, and the black catbird, Melanoptila glabrirostris.
  2. Any of four species of Australasian bowerbirds of the genera Ailuroedus and Scenopoeetes.
  3. A babbler-like bird from eastern Africa, Parophasma galinieri.

catbird frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word catbird 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.

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