how to pronounce pillion


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pillion is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of pillion


  1. A similar second saddle on a motorcycle for a passenger.
  2. The person riding in the pillion.
  3. A pad behind the saddle of a horse for a second rider.
  4. The cushion of a saddle.


  1. To put a pillion on a horse.
  2. To ride on a pillion.


  1. Riding behind the driving rider, as when positioned on the rump of a mount.

pillion frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to pillion


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