how to pronounce nighthawk


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nighthawk is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of nighthawk


  1. A nightjar, especially Caprimulgus europaeus.
  2. A nighthawker.
  3. A person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours.
  4. A New World nightjar of the genus Chordeiles, especially Chordeiles minor.

nighthawk frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nighthawk occurs in english on average 0.1 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 nighthawk 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 nighthawk can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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