how to pronounce ostrich


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the above transcription of ostrich 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.

ostrich is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the bottom like an ostrich feather and …”

meanings of ostrich


  1. One who buries one's head in the sand instead of acknowledging problems.
  2. A large flightless bird (Struthio camelus) native to Africa.

ostrich frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ostrich occurs in english on average 1.4 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 ostrich 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 ostrich can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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