how to pronounce glider


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the above transcription of glider 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.

glider is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… engine dies lands like a glider whereas …”

meanings of glider


  1. Any animal with the ability to glide, such as the gliding possum.
  2. Synonym of glide (“cap affixed to base of legs of furniture").
  3. A pilot of glider aircraft.
  4. Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.
  5. One who glides.
  6. In the Game of Life cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid.
  7. A vehicle, of a usually motorised type, without a powertrain.
  8. A kind of garden swing.

glider frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word glider occurs in english on average 1.3 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 glider 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 glider can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to glider


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