how to pronounce porcupine


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the above transcription of porcupine 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.

porcupine is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a little porcupine a female and sitting …”

meanings of porcupine


  1. Any of several rodents of either of the taxonomic families Hystricidae (Old World porcupines) or Erethizontidae (New World porcupines), both from the infraorder Hystricognathi, noted for their sharp spines or quills, which are raised when the animal is attacked or surprised.

porcupine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word porcupine occurs in english on average 0.7 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 porcupine 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 porcupine can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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