how to pronounce hurdle


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hurdle is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of hurdle


  1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
  2. A perceived obstacle.
  3. A sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.
  4. An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which athletes or horses jump in a race.
  5. Misspelling of hurtle.


  1. To hedge, cover, make, or enclose with hurdles.
  2. To overcome an obstacle.
  3. Misspelling of hurtle.
  4. To jump over something while running.
  5. To compete in the track and field events of hurdles (e.g. high hurdles).


  1. A surname​.

hurdle frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word hurdle occurs in english on average 8.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics hurdle 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 hurdle can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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