how to pronounce magpie


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the above transcription of magpie 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.

magpie is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it is a baby magpie that the family …”

meanings of magpie


  1. A fan or member of Newcastle United F.C.
  2. The 3rd circle on a target, between the inner and outer.
  3. One of several kinds of bird in the family Corvidae.
  4. Someone connected with Collingwood Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  5. Someone connected with Newcastle United Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  6. Someone who displays a magpie-like quality such as hoarding or stealing objects.
  7. Someone connected, or formerly connected with the Western Suburbs Magpies, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  8. Someone connected with Notts County Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  9. A halfpenny.
  10. A superficially similar Australian bird, Gymnorhina tibicen or Cracticus tibicen.
  11. Especially Pica pica.


  1. To mark with patches of black and white or light and dark.
  2. To steal or hoard (items) as magpies are believed to do.
  3. To talk idly; to talk about other people's private business.

magpie frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word magpie occurs in english on average 1.2 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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