how to pronounce dovetail


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the above transcription of dovetail 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.

dovetail is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… do a certain extent dovetail with a lot …”

meanings of dovetail


  1. [+object].
  2. To unite with a dovetail joint.
  3. To interweave a number of subprograms or algorithms so that they can be run more or less simultaneously.
  4. (by extension) to fit together well.
  5. [+ with (object)].


  1. A type of joint where adjoining boards are fastened by interlocking fan-shaped cutouts.

dovetail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dovetail occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

topics dovetail 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 dovetail can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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