how to pronounce fin


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fin is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… triggerfish the front dorsal fin is a …”

meanings of fin


  1. An extending part on a surface of a radiator, engine, heatsink, etc., used to facilitate cooling.
  2. A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
  3. A device worn by divers and swimmers on their feet.
  4. A hairstyle, resembling the fin of a fish, in which the hair is combed and set into a vertical ridge along the top of the head from about the crown to the forehead.
  5. A similar structure on the tail of a bomb, used to help keep it on course.
  6. A five-dollar bill; the sum of five dollars.
  7. A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
  8. A five-pound (£5) note; the sum of five pounds.
  9. A sharp raised edge (generally in concrete) capable of damaging a roof membrane or vapor retarder.
  10. One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.


  1. (Of a fish) to swim with the dorsal fin above the surface of the water.
  2. To cut the fins from a fish, shark, etc.
  3. To swim in the manner of a fish.
  4. To provide (a motor vehicle etc) with fins.


  1. Commune in the Somme department in France.

fin frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word fin occurs in english on average 2.9 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

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