how to pronounce fireflies


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the above transcription of fireflies 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.

fireflies is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… butterflies and fireflies for you my …”

meanings of fireflies


  1. Plural of firefly.

fireflies frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fireflies occurs in english on average 0.8 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 fireflies 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 fireflies can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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