how to pronounce hippo


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the above transcription of hippo 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.

hippo is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… first baby pygmy hippo it was one of the …”

meanings of hippo


  1. Initialism of highest-paid person's opinion.
  2. Clipping of hippopotamus.

hippo frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hippo occurs in english on average 1.5 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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