how to pronounce michigan


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the above transcription of michigan 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.

michigan is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… locations in Ohio Michigan and New York …”

meanings of michigan


  1. Lake Michigan.
  2. University of Michigan.
  3. A state of the United States.


  1. A deke consisting of lifting the puck with the stick and throwing it under the top corner of the goal, while skating behind the net.

michigan frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word michigan occurs in english on average 16.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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