how to pronounce cicada


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the above transcription of cicada 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.

cicada is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… we will see the cicada invasion as they …”

meanings of cicada


  1. The periodical cicada.
  2. Any of several insects in the superfamily Cicadoidea, with small eyes wide apart on the head and transparent well-veined wings.

cicada frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cicada 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 cicada 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 cicada can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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