how to pronounce minstrel


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the above transcription of minstrel 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.

minstrel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… 19th century minstrel song that evoked …”

meanings of minstrel


  1. One of a troupe of entertainers who wore black makeup (blackface) to present a so-called minstrel show, being a variety show of song, dance and banjo music.
  2. A medieval traveling entertainer who would sing and recite poetry, often to his own musical accompaniment.

minstrel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word minstrel 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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