how to pronounce minion


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the above transcription of minion 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.

minion is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… oh my little minion its baseball bat …”

meanings of minion


  1. A loyal servant of another, usually a more powerful being.
  2. The size of type between nonpareil and brevier, standardized as 7-point.
  3. A loved one; one highly esteemed and favoured.
  4. An ancient form of ordnance with a calibre of about three inches.
  5. A sycophantic follower.
  6. Obsolete form of minimum.


  1. Favoured, beloved; "pet".

minion frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word minion occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

words that rhyme with minion


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