how to pronounce hibernate


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the above transcription of hibernate 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.

hibernate is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… these kids hibernate a good little …”

meanings of hibernate


  1. To live in seclusion.
  2. To enter a standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.
  3. To spend winter time in hibernation.

hibernate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hibernate occurs in english on average 0.4 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.

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