how to pronounce osprey


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the above transcription of osprey 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.

osprey is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… this is an osprey which is a really …”

meanings of osprey


  1. A bird of prey (Pandion haliaetus) that feeds on fish and has white underparts and long, narrow wings each ending in four finger-like extensions.
  2. Aigrette (ornamental feather).

osprey frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word osprey occurs in english on average 0.8 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 osprey 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 osprey can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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