how to pronounce parachute


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The above transcription of parachute 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.

parachute is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… what we call parachute cloth which means …”

meanings of parachute


  1. A device, generally constructed from fabric, that is designed to employ air resistance to control the fall of an object.
  2. A web or fold of skin extending between the legs of gliding mammals, such as the flying squirrel and colugo.
  3. A small collar which fastens around the scrotum and from which weights can be hung.


  1. To introduce into a place using such a device.
  2. To jump, fall, descend, etc. using such a device.
  3. To place (somebody) in an organisation in a position of authority without their having previous experience there; used with in or into.

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