how to pronounce hurricane


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the above transcription of hurricane 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.

hurricane is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… that if a hurricane gets here and the …”

meanings of hurricane


  1. An unincorporated community in Perry County, Kentucky, United States.
  2. An unincorporated community in Madison County, North Carolina, United States.
  3. A city in Washington County, Utah, United States.
  4. An unincorporated community in Crooked Creek Township, Bollinger County, Missouri, United States.
  5. An unincorporated community in Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.
  6. An unincorporated community in Washington County, Missouri, United States.
  7. An unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States.
  8. A locality in the Shire of Mareeba, Australia.
  9. A city in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States.


  1. A British fighter aircraft used during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain.
  2. A severe tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or in the eastern North Pacific off the west coast of Mexico, with winds of 119 km/h (74 miles per hour) or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes.
  3. "full—triple-full—full" - an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip.
  4. A wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm.

hurricane frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word hurricane occurs in english on average 7.3 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 hurricane 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 hurricane can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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