how to pronounce kitten

/ˈkɪtən/

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kitten frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word kitten occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

kitten is pronounced in two syllables

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kɪtən

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

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meanings of kitten

noun:

  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).

verb:

  1. To give birth to kittens.

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