how to pronounce mackerel


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the above transcription of mackerel 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.

mackerel is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… process mackerel developed by Hayes …”

meanings of mackerel


  1. A pimp; also, a bawd.
  2. An edible fish of the family Scombridae, often speckled.

mackerel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mackerel occurs in english on average 0.8 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 mackerel 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 mackerel can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to mackerel


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