how to pronounce pedal


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the above transcription of pedal 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.

pedal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… backwards on the bike pedal in three two …”

meanings of pedal


  1. An effects unit, especially one designed to be activated by being stepped on.
  2. The ranks of pipes played from the pedal-board of an organ.
  3. A foot or footlike part.
  4. A stirrup.
  5. A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control or power a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano.


  1. To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.
  2. To operate a bicycle.


  1. Of or relating to the foot.

pedal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pedal occurs in english on average 4.6 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 pedal 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 pedal can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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