how to pronounce mandolin


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the above transcription of mandolin 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.

mandolin is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the violin and the mandolin I didn't …”

meanings of mandolin


  1. A kitchen tool used for slicing vegetables (usually spelled mandoline).
  2. A stringed instrument and a member of the lute family, having eight strings in four courses, frequently tuned as a violin, and with either a bowl-shaped back or a flat back.
  3. An RAF World War II code name for patrols to attack enemy railway transport and other ground targets.

mandolin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mandolin occurs in english on average 1.1 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 mandolin 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 mandolin can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

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