how to pronounce helm


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helm is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… run with jeff bezos at the helm would be …”

meanings of helm


  1. A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain.
  2. A position of leadership or control.
  3. A helmet.
  4. One at the place of direction or control; a guide; a director.
  5. A helve.
  6. The member of the crew in charge of steering the boat.
  7. Alternative form of haulm (a straw).
  8. The steering apparatus of a ship, especially the tiller or wheel.


  1. To lead (a project, etc.).
  2. To be a helmsman or a member of the helm; to be in charge of steering the boat.


  1. The only named wind in the British Isles. It blows westward from the Pennine fells over Cumbria and is often accompanied by a line of clouds on top of the hills called the Helm Bar.

helm frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word helm occurs in english on average 3.6 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 helm 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 helm can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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