how to pronounce needle


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the above transcription of needle 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.

needle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… he looked at how the needle always …”

meaning of needle

A needle is a thin, sharp tool with a round, pointed tip at one end and a cylindrical shaft at the other.

needle frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word needle occurs in english on average 13.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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