how to pronounce clockwork


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the above transcription of clockwork 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.

clockwork is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… inside the clockwork mechanism …”

meanings of clockwork


  1. Very smooth and regular.
  2. Driven by clockwork.


  1. A mechanism powered by a coiled spring and regulated by some form of escapement; the power is transmitted through toothed gearwheels and used to drive a mechanical clock, toy, or other device.

clockwork frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word clockwork occurs in english on average 2.6 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 clockwork 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 clockwork can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to clockwork


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