how to pronounce hornpipe


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hornpipe is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of hornpipe


  1. Music played to the hornpipe dance.
  2. A hard-shoe solo dance commonly performed in Irish stepdance, usually danced in 2/4 time.
  3. A musical instrument consisting of a wooden pipe, with holes at intervals.
  4. A solo dance commonly associated with seamen, involving kicking of the legs, with the arms mostly crossed.


  1. To dance the hornpipe.

hornpipe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hornpipe occurs in english on average 0.1 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 hornpipe 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 hornpipe can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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