how to pronounce pectoral


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the above transcription of pectoral 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.

pectoral is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and presenting its pectoral fin to have …”

meanings of pectoral


  1. Protective armor for a horse's breast.
  2. A covering or protection for the breast.
  3. A breastplate, especially that worn by the Jewish high priest.
  4. A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.
  5. A clasp, cross, or ornamental square of cloth etc. worn upon the breast.
  6. A pectoral fin.


  1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest.
  2. Having the breast conspicuously colored.
  3. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs.

pectoral frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pectoral 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 pectoral 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 pectoral can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with pectoral


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