how to pronounce cuckoo

/ˈkʌˌku/

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cuckoo frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cuckoo occurs in english on average 2.3 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.

cuckoo is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it every new cuckoo comes in or you know …”

meanings of cuckoo

noun:

  1. The cuckoo clock itself.
  2. Someone who is crazy.
  3. Alternative form of coo-coo (“Barbadian food").
  4. The bird-shaped figure found in cuckoo clocks.
  5. The sound of that particular bird.
  6. A person who inveigles themselves into a place where they should not be (used especially in the phrase a cuckoo in the nest).
  7. Any of various birds, of the family Cuculidae, famous for laying its eggs in the nests of other species; but especially the common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, that has a characteristic two-note call.

verb:

  1. To repeat something incessantly.
  2. To make the call of a cuckoo.

adjective:

  1. Crazy; not sane.

words with pronunciation similar to cuckoo

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