how to pronounce kitten


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the above transcription of kitten 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.

kitten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… they call it a kitten eye so it's gonna …”

meanings of kitten


  1. A term of endearment, especially for a woman.
  2. A moth of the genus Furcula.
  3. A young rabbit, rat, hedgehog, squirrel, fox, beaver, badger, etc.
  4. A young cat, especially before sexual maturity (reached at about seven months).


  1. To give birth to kittens.

kitten frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word kitten occurs in english on average 6.3 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 kitten 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 kitten can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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