how to pronounce igloo


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the above transcription of igloo 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.

igloo is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the cave igloo and it's one of our most …”

meanings of igloo


  1. A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.
  2. A kind of airfreight cargo container.
  3. A reinforced bunker for the storage of nuclear weapons.
  4. A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice.

igloo frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word igloo occurs in english on average 0.2 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 igloo 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 igloo can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to igloo


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