how to pronounce porpoise


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porpoise is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… responsibility porpoise orientation …”

meanings of porpoise


  1. A small cetacean of the family Phocoenidae, related to dolphins and whales.
  2. Any small dolphin.


  1. Said of an aircraft: to make a series of plunges when taking off or landing; or of a watercraft: to successively plunge up and down in the water.
  2. Said of an air-breathing aquatic animal such as a porpoise or penguin: To repeatedly jump out of the water to take a breath and dive back in a continuous motion.

porpoise frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

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