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the above transcription of cork 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.
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An example use of cork in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… many ways they are like a cork bobbing …”
Cork is a type of tree bark that is used to make wine bottles.
the word cork occurs in english on average 4.9 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.
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 cork can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) life, nature, and living environment;
3) transport and travel;