how to pronounce kin


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kin is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… next-of-kin at the renewal write a …”

meanings of kin


  1. One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
  2. Race; family; breed; kind.
  3. A primitive Chinese musical instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
  4. Kind; sort; manner; way.
  5. Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  6. Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
  7. Alternative form of k'in.


  1. Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".


  1. Pronunciation spelling of can.


  1. Kinshasa.

kin frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word kin occurs in english on average 2.9 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.

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