how to pronounce corduroy


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the above transcription of corduroy 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.

corduroy is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… call them corduroy roads and it was …”

meanings of corduroy


  1. Cheap and poor-quality whiskey.
  2. A heavy fabric, usually made of cotton, with vertical ribs.
  3. A pattern on snow resulting from the use of a snow groomer to pack snow and improve skiing, snowboarding and snowmobile trail conditions. Corduroy is widely regarded as a good surface on which to ski or ride.


  1. To make (a road) by laying down split logs or tree-trunks over a marsh, swamp etc.

corduroy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word corduroy occurs in english on average 1.6 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 corduroy 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 corduroy can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

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