how to pronounce hillbilly


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the above transcription of hillbilly 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.

hillbilly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and I used JD Vance's hillbilly elegy to …”

meaning of hillbilly

Hillbilly is a derogatory term for a person from the Appalachian region of the United States.

hillbilly frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hillbilly occurs in english on average 1.1 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 hillbilly 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 hillbilly can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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