how to pronounce giraffe


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the above transcription of giraffe 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.

giraffe is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… saw a giraffe although he almost got the …”

meanings of giraffe


  1. A ruminant, of the genus Giraffa, of the African savannah with long legs and highly elongated neck, which make it the tallest living animal; yellow fur patterned with dark spots, often in the form of a network; and two or more short, skin-covered horns, so-called; strictly speaking the horn-like projections are ossicones.
  2. A giraffe unicycle.
  3. A laugh.

giraffe frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word giraffe occurs in english on average 3.2 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 giraffe 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 giraffe can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to giraffe


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