how to pronounce hornet


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the above transcription of hornet 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.

hornet is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… brought African slaves and Hornet a …”

meanings of hornet


  1. Someone connected with Watford Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  2. A large wasp, of the genus Vespa, having a brown-and-yellow-striped body and the ability to inflict a serious sting.
  3. A person who pesters with petty but ceaseless attacks.

hornet frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hornet occurs in english on average 0.8 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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