how to pronounce elk


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elk is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… far behind the elk crackers okay it was …”

meanings of elk


  1. Any moose (Alces alces), the largest member of the deer family.
  2. Any of various large species of deer such as the red deer, moose or wapiti (see usage notes).
  3. Alternative form of elke (the common swan (Cygnus cygnus, syn. Cygnus ferus)).
  4. An Acorn Electron computer.
  5. A member of a fraternal organization for men called the Elks.
  6. The subspecies of the moose (Alces alces alces, alternatively named Eurasian elk to avoid confusion with the wapiti) that occurs only in Europe and Asia.
  7. The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis), the second largest member of the deer family, once thought to be a subspecies of red deer.

elk frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word elk occurs in english on average 2.6 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 elk 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 elk can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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