how to pronounce fantail


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The above transcription of fantail 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.

fantail is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of fantail


  1. A small windmill mounted at right angles to the sails, at the rear of the windmill, used to turn the cap automatically to bring it into the wind.
  2. A brimmed hat with just the back of the brim turned up.
  3. Any of several birds, of the genus Rhipidura, from Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
  4. Any of several domestic varieties of pigeon having a fan-shaped tail.
  5. An overhanging deck at the stern of a ship.
  6. Any of several goldfish having a large fan-shaped tail.

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