how to pronounce macho


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the above transcription of macho 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.

macho is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… serious macho dudes in New York but in …”

meanings of macho


  1. The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, syn. Mugil mexicanus).
  2. Initialism of massive astrophysical compact halo object.
  3. A macho person; a person who tends to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, and bravado.
  4. A male llama.


  1. Tending to display masculine characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough.

macho frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word macho occurs in english on average 1.9 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.

topics macho 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 macho can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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