how to pronounce cobra


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the above transcription of cobra 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.

cobra is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… of the biggest cobra effect in the …”

meanings of cobra


  1. Any of various venomous snakes of the family Elapidae.
  2. A type of lanyard knot, thought to resemble a snake in its shape.


  1. Initialism of Cabinet Office Briefing Room A.
  2. Initialism of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, especially the provision that allows some employees to continue their group-based health insurance after leaving a job; also, health insurance obtained under this law.

cobra frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cobra occurs in english on average 2.5 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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