how to pronounce kettle


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the above transcription of kettle 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.

kettle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… open kettle which renamed itself Dunkin …”

meanings of kettle


  1. A group of raptors riding a thermal, especially when migrating.
  2. A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid.
  3. A steam locomotive.
  4. Alternative form of kiddle (“kind of fishweir").
  5. An instance of kettling; a group of protesters or rioters confined in a limited area.
  6. A kettledrum.
  7. The quantity held by a kettle.
  8. A kettle hole, sometimes any pothole.
  9. A vessel or appliance used to boil water for the preparation of hot beverages and other foodstuffs.


  1. To contain demonstrators in a confined area.


  1. A surname​.

kettle frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word kettle occurs in english on average 6.2 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.

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